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
Mimicry, Nepotism and Jeff Probst: A call for the evolution of New Zealand literature
Read Time: 6 mins
Holly Hunter, publisher of the journal Mimicry, argues...
Literature
Mimicry, Nepotism and Jeff Probst: A call for the evolution of New Zealand literature
By Holly Hunter
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
Read Time: 30 mins
FAFSWAG have had a big year. As their third Basement...
Theatre
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
By Kate Prior
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
Read Time: 7 mins
What happens when you give the community a camera?...
Art
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
By Lana Lopesi
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
Read Time: 4 mins
Tim Upperton reviews Simone Kaho's collection Lucky...
Literature
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
By Tim Upperton
Letters From A Sane Man
Read Time: 11 mins
"She isn't a friend because she's a writer. She's...
Literature
Letters From A Sane Man
By Harrison Christian
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’
Read Time: 17 mins
iPhone dependencies, ‘self-tracking’ and gender, Hana...
Art
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’
By Hana Pera Aoake
Indie Publishing Roundup Summer 2016
Read Time: 6 mins
Literature
Indie Publishing Roundup Summer 2016
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Dashper the Friendly Ghost
Read Time: 11 mins
Emil McAvoy reflects on Julian Dashper's presence...
Art
Dashper the Friendly Ghost
By Emil McAvoy