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

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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...

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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
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
Read Time: 9 mins
We wade in, slightly late and a little out of breath...
Society
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Highlights
Read Time: 1 minute
Highlights from our second event, THINK OF THE PAY...
News
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Highlights
By Pantograph Punch
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
Society
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
Internet Histories | 8 July
Read Time: 14 mins
This fortnight: the absurd new Superman movie, vertical...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 8 July
By Pantograph Punch
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: The 2013 NZ International Film Festival
Read Time: 21 mins
Joe Nunweek, Rosabel Tan and guest writer Hugh Lilly...
Screen
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: The 2013 NZ International Film Festival
By Pantograph Punch
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
Read Time: 32 mins
2013 finds the state of American journalism in a non...
Society
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
By Joe Nunweek
Global Visions of Unstable Futures at The 5th Auckland Triennial
Read Time: 20 mins
The 5th Auckland Triennial brings us representations...
Art
Global Visions of Unstable Futures at The 5th Auckland Triennial
By Richard Shepherd
Internet Histories | 24 June
Read Time: 34 mins
This fortnight: Yelp, the sound of secret map-makers...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 24 June
By Pantograph Punch