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...

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
Swearing, Suicide and Silence: When ‘Bully’ Came To New Zealand
Read Time: 28 mins
Bullying is a big issue in NZ - or at least, we talk...
Screen
Swearing, Suicide and Silence: When ‘Bully’ Came To New Zealand
By Joe Nunweek
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
Features
You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Magnificent Moon
Read Time: 13 mins
On the eve of her book launch, Hera Lindsay Bird chats...
Profiles
Magnificent Moon
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Internet Histories | 29 October
Read Time: 14 mins
The ambiguity of megadeath, list of lists of lists...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 29 October
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 15 October
Read Time: 14 mins
The unmasking of the biggest troll on the web, the...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 15 October
By Pantograph Punch
C U C K OL D E D
Read Time: 3 mins
A new short story by Pip Adam, recipient of the 2012...
Features
C U C K OL D E D
By Pip Adam
Things That Baffle Me, That Confound Me, That Make Me Sad
Read Time: 7 mins
Pip Adam: 2011 winner of the Best First Book Award...
Literature
Things That Baffle Me, That Confound Me, That Make Me Sad
By Rosabel Tan
The High of Lo-fi
Read Time: 13 mins
Theatre is exploding across Auckland. So many plays...
Theatre
The High of Lo-fi
By Greg Bruce