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
Migration, Opportunity and Betrayal - A Personal Retrospective
Read Time: 19 mins
Pasan Jayasinghe and Sahanika Ratnayake on seeing...
Society
Migration, Opportunity and Betrayal - A Personal Retrospective
By Pasan Jayasinghe and Sahanika Ratnayake
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
Read Time: 9 mins
Robyn Maree Pickens considers Martin Thompson's ever...
Art
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
By Robyn Maree Pickens
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
Read Time: 10 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
By Pantograph Punch
Join Our Bubble: A Review of White Man Behind A Desk Live
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall attends the opening night of White Man...
Theatre
Join Our Bubble: A Review of White Man Behind A Desk Live
By Adam Goodall
Loose Canons: Leo Gene Peters
Read Time: 9 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Leo Gene Peters
By Leo Gene Peters
Review: The Next Best Thing
Read Time: 5 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews Chaz Harris' new comedy at...
Theatre
Review: The Next Best Thing
By Matt Loveranes
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
Review: Vanilla Miraka
Read Time: 4 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Vanilla Miraka, the new show from...
Theatre
Review: Vanilla Miraka
By Sam Brooks