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
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Literature
Summer Reading Series: How To Die by Jo Randerson
By Jo Randerson
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Read Time: 9 mins
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Literature
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
By Helen O'Connor
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 8 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 11 mins
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Theatre
Final Flourish: Ten Moments in Auckland Theatre 2017
By Kate Prior
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Read Time: 12 mins
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Theatre
Reasons To Leave The House: Ten Moments In Wellington Theatre 2017
By Adam Goodall
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Read Time: 13 mins
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Art
Neon Lights, New Blood and Safe Rooms: Lingering on our Favourite Art Moments from 2017
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 3 mins
We're thrilled to welcome Puawai Cairns and Jess Smith...
News
Introducing The Pantograph Punch's New Board Members
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 16 mins
From the unprecedented unearthing of toxic behaviour...
Screen
Weinstein, Netflix and Women: Top Film Moments of 2017
By Pantograph Punch