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
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
Read Time: 4 mins
While some (male) mid-life crises come calling in...
Screen
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
By Jacob Powell
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
Read Time: 17 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker goes to a conference that challenges...
Society
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
Read Time: 5 mins
Without love to temper them, disappointment turns...
Screen
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
By Jacob Powell
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
Read Time: 6 mins
Te Rehia bring E Kore A Muri E Hokia – their Te Reo...
Theatre
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
By Matu Ngaropo
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating in September 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating in September 2017
By Pantograph Punch
The Best, the Worst and the Interesting: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part II
Read Time: 19 mins
In Part 2 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, we look at the...
Screen
The Best, the Worst and the Interesting: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part II
By Pantograph Punch
Big Ups: 4 Things From September 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 4 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 4 Things From September 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
Read Time: 4 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
By Vaughan Rapatahana