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
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
Read Time: 7 mins
Briar Lawry reads Pip Adam's The New Animals, and...
Literature
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
By Briar Lawry
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
A night of live storytelling with John Campbell, Carol Hirschfeld, Wallace Chapman and Noelle McCarthy
Read Time: 5 mins
News
A night of live storytelling with John Campbell, Carol Hirschfeld, Wallace Chapman and Noelle McCarthy
By Pantograph Punch
The Persistence of Ruth Buchanan: A Discussion of 'Bad Visual Systems'
Read Time: 13 mins
Simon Gennard looks at 'Bad Visual Systems', an Adam...
Art
The Persistence of Ruth Buchanan: A Discussion of 'Bad Visual Systems'
By Simon Gennard
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
Read Time: 22 mins
In an exhibition that pivots around so tender a subject...
Art
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
By Francis McWhannell
Review: Orphans
Read Time: 7 mins
Thirty-three years after the play first rocked Off...
Theatre
Review: Orphans
By Shannon Friday
Sublime Worlds: A Review of Barbara Tuck’s ‘Plume of Steam’
Read Time: 11 mins
Jessica Douglas ruminates on the under-appreciated...
Art
Sublime Worlds: A Review of Barbara Tuck’s ‘Plume of Steam’
By Jessica Douglas
American Journal
Read Time: 15 mins
Writer Courtney Sina Meredith shares vivid, mesmerising...
Literature
American Journal
By Courtney Sina Meredith