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
Descanting the Domiciliary: A Review of Homeshow, 90 Canon
Read Time: 19 mins
What if spaces designed for living in were given over...
Art
Descanting the Domiciliary: A Review of Homeshow, 90 Canon
By James Hope
Committed Passion: Handweavers Guilds and a New Generation of Makers in New Zealand
Read Time: 21 mins
Jane Ruck-Doyle speaks to makers of all generations...
Art
Committed Passion: Handweavers Guilds and a New Generation of Makers in New Zealand
By Jane Ruck-Doyle
Loose Canons: Akashi Fisiinaua
Read Time: 9 mins
FAFSWAG's Akashi Fisiinaua curates interdisciplinary...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Akashi Fisiinaua
By Akashi Fisiinaua
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in February
Read Time: 9 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in February
By Pantograph Punch
What's left of the Mugabe way?
Read Time: 11 mins
Where are the traces of Robert Mugabe? Murdoch Stephens...
Society
What's left of the Mugabe way?
By Murdoch Stephens
Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
Read Time: 26 mins
Canadian writer James Ackhurst discovers James K....
Literature
Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
By James Ackhurst
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
Read Time: 11 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
By Chris Tse
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
Read Time: 4 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
By Vaughan Rapatahana