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...

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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 Hole in the Pocket
Read Time: 17 mins
Bridget Reweti on the reciprocity that sits at the...
Art
A Hole in the Pocket
By Bridget Reweti
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 6 mins
Director and playwright Jason Te Kare shares his inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
By Jason Te Kare
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
Read Time: 11 mins
One in every four people in Aotearoa struggles with...
Society
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
By Isa Pearl Ritchie
Loose Canons: Nancy Brunning
Read Time: 13 mins
Writer, director and performer Nancy Brunning digs...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Nancy Brunning
By Nancy Brunning
Through The Lens: Becoming Māori with Fred Renata
Read Time: 11 mins
Joseph McAlpine shines a light on national treasure...
Screen
Through The Lens: Becoming Māori with Fred Renata
By Joseph McAlpine
Loose Canons: Rodney Bell
Read Time: 4 mins
Dancer Rodney Bell uncovers his inspirations.
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rodney Bell
By Rodney Bell
Attuning to People, Places and Things: Neck Adornment and Contemporary Art
Read Time: 20 mins
Victoria Wynne-Jones ruminates on the fruitful intertwinings...
Art
Attuning to People, Places and Things: Neck Adornment and Contemporary Art
By Victoria Wynne-Jones
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in June
Read Time: 9 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in June
By Pantograph Punch