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
The Unmissables: Special Edition
Read Time: 17 mins
A bumper edition round-up of notable, controversial...
Art
The Unmissables: Special Edition
By Pantograph Punch
Symptoms of a Sick Society: The Growing Female Prison Population
Read Time: 11 mins
So how can we think about crime differently?
Society
Symptoms of a Sick Society: The Growing Female Prison Population
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Saraid Cameron
Read Time: 7 mins
Actor and theatremaker Saraid Cameron lets us in on...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Saraid Cameron
By Saraid Cameron
The Last Regional Theatre: Inside Centrepoint's Fight to Stay
Read Time: 22 mins
Baz Macdonald talks to the people fighting to keep...
Theatre
The Last Regional Theatre: Inside Centrepoint's Fight to Stay
By Baz Macdonald
Change of Fortunes: Lessons from the Death of a Theatre
Read Time: 41 mins
What's beyond the box office? Kate Prior analyses...
Theatre
Change of Fortunes: Lessons from the Death of a Theatre
By Kate Prior
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
Read Time: 17 mins
How can we keep up in the Golden Age of ad-free streaming...
Screen
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
By Baz Macdonald
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
Read Time: 6 mins
Playwright and screenwriter D.F. Mamea shares the...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
By D.F. Mamea
Failing to Care: NZ's Public Health System and our Transgender Communities
Read Time: 22 mins
“If you’re basically afraid of the health system,...
Society
Failing to Care: NZ's Public Health System and our Transgender Communities
By Maria Yeonhee Ji