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
ATTACK THE BLOCK
Read Time: 9 mins
Talks, workshops and cheat codes with arts collective...
The Pantograph Punch and FAFSWAG presents
ATTACK THE BLOCK
By FAFSWAG
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
Read Time: 22 mins
When a poem uses both te reo Māori and English, references...
Literature
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
By Anahera Gildea
Loose Canons: Dominic Hoey
Read Time: 5 mins
Writer Dominic Hoey on the five things that inspire...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Dominic Hoey
By Dominic Hoey
The Political Celebrity and the Politics of Celebrity in Aotearoa
Read Time: 17 mins
Brand Key is infiltrating your media coverage, and...
Society
The Political Celebrity and the Politics of Celebrity in Aotearoa
By Lillian Hanly
We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor
Read Time: 1 min
Could it be you?
Literature
We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor
By Pantograph Punch
The Viewer and the Viewed: Sex and Desire in Body Double
Read Time: 9 mins
Hannah Banks sifts through the layers of Body Double...
Theatre
The Viewer and the Viewed: Sex and Desire in Body Double
By Hannah Banks
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
Read Time: 5 mins
With such a chocka programme, we picked our top Auckland...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
By Pantograph Punch
Letters from Shanghai
Read Time: 33 mins
Nina Powles recalls her time living in Shanghai, and...
Literature
Letters from Shanghai
By Nina Powles