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
A House of One's Own: Building The DOGBOX
Read Time: 21 mins
A steep section, a tiny budget and four untrained...
Society
A House of One's Own: Building The DOGBOX
By Sally Ogle
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
Read Time: 23 mins
After years of fearful prophecy, prostitution was...
Society
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
By Kieran Clarkin
Aping Intolerance
Read Time: 10 mins
What happens when Australians post hate-speech online...
Society
Aping Intolerance
By Matt Harnett
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
Read Time: 33 mins
As you're growing up, you're told you can be anything...
Society
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
By Alec Hutchinson
Internet Histories | 10 June
Read Time: 14 mins
This fortnight: re-mystifying the creative endeavour...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 10 June
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Meet Our Speakers
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of our event, we look at the career histories...
News
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Meet Our Speakers
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE - Our Worst Pay Cheques
Read Time: 21 mins
Ahead of our live storytelling event next week, the...
News
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE - Our Worst Pay Cheques
By Pantograph Punch
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
Read Time: 8 mins
Dozens of images of Justin Bieber - on tour, asleep...
Art
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
By Daniel Michael Satele