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
Two American Cartoonists In The Workplace
Read Time: 7 mins
Art
Two American Cartoonists In The Workplace
By Joe Nunweek
Hold On The Rail, Part Two: A Conversation with Roger Shepherd
Read Time: 14 mins
Music
Hold On The Rail, Part Two: A Conversation with Roger Shepherd
By Joe Nunweek
April Reading
Read Time: 8 mins
Internet Histories
April Reading
By Rosabel Tan
Hold On To The Rail: A Conversation With Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun (Part One)
Read Time: 12 mins
Music
Hold On To The Rail: A Conversation With Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
Read Time: 4 mins
Internet Histories
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
By Joe Nunweek
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
By Rosabel Tan
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
Read Time: 16 mins
Music
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
By Joe Nunweek
The Social Network: The Screenplay
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Social Network: The Screenplay
By Rosabel Tan