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
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
Read Time: 6 mins
Two new publishers remind us of art's love of the...
Art
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
By Lana Lopesi
Haunted fibre: exorcising technology through horror
Read Time: 14 mins
Screen
Haunted fibre: exorcising technology through horror
By Eleanor Woodhouse
The Edited Self: An Interview with Jordana Bragg
Read Time: 15 mins
Ellie-Lee Duncan and Jordana Bragg talk about archiving...
Art
The Edited Self: An Interview with Jordana Bragg
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
[CLOSED]: Toni Erdmann at the NZIFF (Dunedin)
Read Time: 3 mins
Win a double pass to Toni Erdmann, the smash critical...
Free Stuff
[CLOSED]: Toni Erdmann at the NZIFF (Dunedin)
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Thomas Sainsbury
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Thomas Sainsbury
By Thomas Sainsbury
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Cock, a co-presentation between...
Theatre
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
By Sam Brooks
Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape
Read Time: 11 mins
Your own personal poetry reading at home for Phantom...
Literature
Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape
By Pantograph Punch
The Recipe For A Frosty Pussy
Read Time: 23 mins
Megan Dunn on the fin de siecle world of Auckland...
Literature
The Recipe For A Frosty Pussy
By Megan Dunn