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...

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
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
Read Time: 5 mins
With such a chocka programme, we picked our top Auckland...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
By Pantograph Punch
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation...
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
By Shannon Friday
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
Read Time: 5 mins
To celebrate Silo Theatre's 20th birthday, we're presenting...
News
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
By Pantograph Punch
Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady
Read Time: 6 mins
Shannon Friday goes to this all-singing, all-dancing...
Theatre
Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady
By Shannon Friday
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
Read Time: 19 mins
What could a medieval female mystic have to offer...
Art
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
By Lucinda Bennett
Review: New Zealand's Best 2017
Read Time: 8 mins
Screen
Review: New Zealand's Best 2017
By Doug Dillaman
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
Read Time: 16 mins
In Part 1 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, an electronic...
Screen
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
By Pantograph Punch
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Read Time: 3 mins
Madeleine de Young reviews a new interdisciplinary...
Theatre
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
By Madeleine De Young