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Solar plate etching in black ink on white paper. Composition consists of 5 long plates placed one below the other depicting landscape views of pa sites on the coastal road between Pungarehu to Warea road including Mt. Taranaki/Egmont. Some trees and power lines included. Titled, signed and dated below.
Accession No
TM2003.358

Multi-coloured screenprint on paper composed of 3 long panoramic views of pa sites located between Pungarehu and Warea on the coastal road including Mt. Taranaki/Egmont.
Accession No
TM2003.357

Inkjet print of original Graham Kirk painting titled "Batman and Robin at Pukekura Park". The busts of Batman and Robin, dressed in costume, are pictured lower left. They appear to be looking at a computer screen. Behind them is a view of Pukekura Park from the Boating Lake, looking towards Poet's Bridge and Mount Taranaki in the background. Lush green vegetation rings the Lake. A duck is visible on the water lower right and another is visible immediately behind Batman.
Accession No
PA2012.141

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Inkjet print of original Graham Kirk painting "Road to Manaia". It imagines Molly Macalister's monumental bronze sculpture "Maori Warrior" (1964-1966) transported from its usual location in Queen Elizabeth II Square, Auckland to a rural Taranaki roadside. Dark clouds loom ominously in the distance, indicating the coming of a storm.
Accession No
PA2012.140

Inkjet print of original Graham Kirk painting "Xena Over Back Beach". It shows the fictional television character Xena from the fantasy adventure series "Xena: Warrior Princess" riding a horse on the hill above New Plymouth's Back Beach. The Xena character was played by New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless. The Sugar Loaf Islands are visible off the coast. The original painting is part of Kirk's "Superheroes in New Zealand" paintings series.
Accession No
PA2012.139

Inkjet print of original Graham Kirk painting "Halley's Comet Over Hawera". It shows a view of High Street, Hawera during an appearance of Halley's Comet. The comet is depicted as a glowing white orb with a tail of vivid reds and oranges against a starry night sky. The streetscape below is largely deserted except for one lone figure and a parked car. The metal railings of a bike stand and a bed of orange flowers run along the print's foreground. There is a bicycle in the bike stand.
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PA2012.136

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Sketch of Graham and Glenda Kirk's dog Wiki sleeping on a chair.
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PA2012.135

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Sketch of Back Beach, New Plymouth, including three of the Sugar Loaf Islands and a person in a kayak.
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PA2012.130

Part XXII (22) of Banks' Florilegium containing 23 colour prints relating to New Zealand, printed from the original copperplate engravings in 1986 by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History). The prints illustrate plants collected on Captain James Cook’s first voyage round the world in "H.M.S. Endeavour" (1768-1771). The specimens were gathered and classified by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart., K.B., P.C., P.R.S., and Dr Daniel Solander, F.R.S., and were accurately engraved between 1771 and 1784 after drawings taken from nature by Sydney Parkinson.
Accession No
PA2011.113

Part XXI (21) of Banks' Florilegium containing 23 colour prints relating to New Zealand, printed from the original copperplate engravings in 1986 by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History). The prints illustrate plants collected on Captain James Cook’s first voyage round the world in "H.M.S. Endeavour" (1768-1771). The specimens were gathered and classified by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart., K.B., P.C., P.R.S., and Dr Daniel Solander, F.R.S., and were accurately engraved between 1771 and 1784 after drawings taken from nature by Sydney Parkinson.
Accession No
PA2011.112

Name/Title
Sketch of the Te Henui River mouth. A building and two figures can be seen in the foreground. A collection of buildings, possibly the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company Ltd, are visible in the middleground on the right of the image. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.103

Embossed woodcut print of Mount Taranaki viewed from the head of the Whanganui River. The river is portrayed as a series of curling koru shapes that rise up in a wave formation on the left of the image. These koru shapes are echoed in the sky and are also embossed into the paper itself. Mount Taranaki is pictured on the right. The contours of the mountain are expressed in feather-like shapes. The image is rendered mostly in black and brown. Turquoise is also used as an underlying layer and is most visible where the river curls into a wave, accentuating the reference to water and movement.
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PA2010.074

Pencil sketch of New Plymouth township in 1850-1856. The view looks down the Huatoki Stream to Devon Street Bridge. Marsland Hill and Mount Taranaki are visible in the background.
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PA2008.116

Pencil, watercolour and gouache botanical drawing of iris and forsythia plant specimens. The specimens have been drawn in pencil and colour added only to certain areas of the drawing. Where painted, the detail is exceptionally fine.
Accession No
PA2008.100

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Woodcut print depicting the Titoki (Alectryon excelsus) plant with leaves and berries enclosed in capsules. Rendered in green, ochre, black and red paint.
Accession No
PA2008.096

Name/Title
Woodcut print depicting four leaves of the Karaka (cornyocarpus laevigatus) plant with eight berries. Rendered in green and yellow paint.
Accession No
PA2008.095

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Pencil sketch of an adult fantail perched on a branch above two chicks. The birds are surrounded by foliage and several mushrooms.
Accession No
PA2008.028

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Screenprint is broken up into eight panels. In the first four panels, an eagle is flying from the horizon towards the smoke stack at Port Taranaki, getting closer in each panel. In the fifth panel the eagle crashes tino the smoke stack. Text reads "Thunk", "Whoosh" and "Scre-e-e-e-ch!". The sixth panel has the eagle flying away from the crumbling stack. The seventh panels depicts the silhouette of the eagle flying away over a cloud of dust and rubble. Text reads "Booom!". The last panel shows the stump of the smoke stack seen from a distance with Paritutu dominating the skyline once more. Screenprint rendered in yellow, black, red, grey, brown & white.
Accession No
PA2008.023

Screenprint of three dogs barking up a nikau palm. The dogs are depicted in a fluid, serpentine form with curved, elongated bodies and triangular heads. Their teeth are bared. The dogs are rendered in browns and black with white teeth and red eyes. The nikau palm is depicted in three shades of blue. In the background a yellow triangle rises from the horizon. The background has been coloured with pinks, reds and a mustard brown. The image is contained within a green border.
Accession No
PA2008.018

View of Paritutu with large waves in foreground.
Accession No
A98.756

Framed chromolithograph of foreshore between Sugar Loaves and Mokau. Maori canoe in foreground (Henui River) and survey ship "Brougham" on the left (Port area).
Accession No
A96.622

Richmond Cottage (formerly known as Beach Cottage) from the west surrounded by a picket fence. The house is positioned in the lower left corner of sketch, with the top of Paritutu visible in the distance.
Accession No
A93.839

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Colour woodblock print by John Lysaght Moore titled "Poroporo" 19/ up to 500. Depicts the purple flower and three fingered leaves of the Poroporo plant.
Accession No
A85.205

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Ink sketch depicting a view of Omata Beach with Saddleback Island in distance. Four individuals on beach.
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A75.651

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View of people walking on beach, and hills in the background. Annotations present on sketch to give indication of colours.
Accession No
A75.616
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