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: Four Exhibitions to see in March
Read Time: 10 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in March
By Pantograph Punch
Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great
Read Time: 15 mins
All good things must come to an end. And so should...
Screen
Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great
By Doug Dillaman
Critical Infrastructures
Read Time: 17 mins
In an environment where we are starving for criticism...
Society
Critical Infrastructures
By Lana Lopesi
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Read Time: 10 mins
The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new...
Society
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
By Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma
Read Time: 9 mins
PhDs are notoriously gruelling, but throw personal...
Society
A PhD in Trauma
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
Read Time: 11 mins
Nisha Madhan is the artistic director of The Town...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
By Nisha Madhan
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
Read Time: 9 mins
Auckland Fringe artist Melissa Laing is taking audience...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
By Melissa Laing
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
Read Time: 17 mins
Jackson Niewland reads Catherine Chidgey's latest...
Literature
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
By Jackson Nieuwland