Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Nothing Like Family

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Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Two short years after graduating form Toi Whakaari, Miriama McDowell had starred in various films and and television series: Toa Fraser’s debut feature No. 2, television series Interrogation and Taonga. Since then, her screen credits include sci-fi thriller...

Art

Sebastian Clarke on the character and reputation of our most idiosyncratic institutions. 

I will eschew any suspense and begin with an admission: I’m a hound for house museums. I seek out these introspective havens peppered throughout Aotearoa with great fervour. My self-appointed role as loyal advocate for our house museums emerged not by epiphany, but thanks to a scratchy, woven basket. Said basket...

Screen

Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and uncommon family as featured in the New Zealand International Film Festival.

With 150 films in the New Zealand International Film Festival, it’s a fool’s game to declare a central theme to the programming and yet, over and over, the films I’ve previewed keep returning to the theme of unconventional families. Perhaps it’s a sign of the world’s current...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
Art
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Screen
Nothing Like Family
Internet Histories | 9 December
Read Time: 15 mins
This fortnight: speculations on whether we're about...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 9 December
By Pantograph Punch
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
Read Time: 10 mins
Sad rap - samples of sobbing women and mournful anime...
Music
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
By Madeleine Holden
Internet Histories | 25 November
Read Time: 7 mins
This week: selfies, seeking asylum and interviewing...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 25 November
By Pantograph Punch
Distant Stills in Our Lives
Read Time: 24 mins
It's a condition of doubt. Of obsession and anxiety...
Society
Distant Stills in Our Lives
By Lee Posna
We Can't Stop
Read Time: 17 mins
We just can't get over Miley Cyrus, except for when...
Music
We Can't Stop
By Claire Duncan
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Staging the Media Wars: An Interview with Leon Wadham
Read Time: 5 mins
These are our newsrooms at their most self-destructive...
Theatre
Staging the Media Wars: An Interview with Leon Wadham
By Rosabel Tan