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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

Name/Title
Watercolour depicting Parihaka November 1881. Brown whare middle foreground. Te Whiti o Rongomai's house - Miti mai te Arero - is on the left of the middleground. The other white European-style building on the right is the Parihaka bank. Large trees behind village. Mount Taranaki / Egmont in background. Large group of people gathered between whare in the foreground on the lower right.
Accession No
TM2000.246

Early New Plymouth street scene depicting the corner of Brougham and Devon Streets. Three buildings in middleground with horse and cart standing on road in front. Middle shop has a small golden boot at front. This shop belonged to boot maker Thomas Wood, and was called "The Golden Boot". Methodist Church can just be seen top left on the hill. A small number of people stand around the block of buildings.
Accession No
TM.2000.147

Small framed watercolour depciting view of Mount Taranaki and Pouakai Ranges from Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. Two figures in front of lake in immediate foreground. Written along the top of the matt is ""Mt EGMONT" FROM THE RECREATION GROUND PUKEKURA PARK". Along lower edge of mat reads: "Presented by Miss Gertrude Davies 1963 / Painted by:- M.R. Skeet."
Accession No
TM.1999.188

Name/Title
Small watercolour, possibly of Pukekura Park or a lake at Ardendale, the Arden family home on Frankley Road, New Plymouth.
Painting depicts lake with water lillies in lower right foreground. Thick bush to lake edge in middle background. Two punga trees extreme left/middleground. Colours primarily light blue, greens browns and white.
Accession No
TM.1999.143

Name/Title
An unframed botanical work of oil on canvas. Depicts a specimen of NZ puff ball. Predominant colours - cream coloured puff ball image with an orange coloured background.
Accession No
PA2016.004

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

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
PA2012.136

Name/Title
Sketch of Graham and Glenda Kirk's dog Wiki sleeping on a chair.
Accession No
PA2012.135

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
Mixed media painting of the artist's dachshund, Jess. The dog is pictured sleeping on her back on the right of the painting. She is rendered in browns, ochre, black, red and white. The abstract background incorporates several page fragments of a South African phone book and features a range of colours including yellow, purple, green, blue, red and white. The brushstrokes are very expressive and the paint surface is heavily textured. Anne Holliday often reworks previous paintings and in 2008 this artwork was originally a painting of an insect.
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PA2012.120

Mono print depicting a figure crouched and cowering. A partially visible man, with only the bottom half of his body depicted, stands over the figure holding a gun. The barrel of the gun is also only partially visible.
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PA2012.108

Mono print depicting a naked figure turned to look at the World Trade Center towers. The figure is scrutinising the buildings that, since the September 11, 2001 attacks, have been the catalyst for large scale world conflict.
Accession No
PA2012.107

Artwork depicting a machine form that has the alphabet stencilled onto it in white paint. Parts of the alphabet have overpainted in pink spray paint. The artwork has been made on the back of a proof poster for the TOWER New Zealand Youth Choir. The title of the artwork refers to the idea of oil as a religion, dictating and controlling people's actions.
Accession No
PA2012.104

Mono print depicting the World Trade Center complex, including the Twin Towers, and the legs and torso of a male figure. Four circled X's are depicted on the Twin Towers, indicating possible points of explosion in the foundations and the points of impact of the planes on 11 September 2001. On the left of the image, a box of text taken from a newspaper report is quoted. Artist Roger Morris has also inserted several of his own words. The text reads: "Lieutenant Colonel Eric SCHwar-tz did not see much of Baghdad as his battalion of 60 tanks, bradleys and other armoured vehicles churned along high-way B, rumbling through an industrial and then residen-tial zone not far from the city centre. All he recalled when it was over, were the IRAQI soldiers, artillery batterie, then pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns, and DEBORAHs sweet arse. ... the whip and blast of rock-et propelled grenades, the whipzz of bullets and the firey explosions of cars full, he presumed, with students cramming for April exams but who all unfortunately died under Lt. Col Schwarts' fire." The artwork draws attention to the bombastic nature of reporting around the 'War on Terror'.
Accession No
PA2012.102

Name/Title
An assemblage sculpture constructed from a wooden Singer sewing machine cover (orientated on its side), a taxidermied canary, an artificial lemon tree and a page of printed sheet music. The taxidermied canary is perched on top of the artificial lemon tree, which is mounted on a painted wooden base and attached to the side of the Singer sewing machine cover. Inside, the sheet music is glued to the top of the cover. The sheet music includes the words "bring back the dead?" The sheet music is from a score based on Janet Frame's poem "Some Thoughts on Bereavement". The stanza's singled out by the artist read: "In loss the trees bear stings, and flowers / carry pain as if it were honey. / The sun is cruel. The daylight does not / understand or why does it not bring / back the dead?" The artificial lemon tree was collected by the artist from a midden at a cemetery. The taxidermied canary, a deaccessioned collection item from the Taranaki Museum, was gifted to the artist when the museum was shifting the collection before their new facility - now known as Puke Ariki - was opened in 2003.
Accession No
PA2012.101

Depiction of the World Trade Center Towers and their foundations. The towers and the surrounding earth are painted black. Two white X's mark the points in the foundation where, according to alternative viewpoints on why the towers collapsed, explosives may have been planted. Two large red X's are also painted on the towers and red paint extends up the length of the towers from the foundations, indicating perhaps both the structural cores of the buildings and the progress of the explosions. Several arrows point to both the explosives in the tower and at two frames printed on the left of the image. The images in the frames are indiscernible but may indicate surveillance, grainy television or night vision images. The artwork features hundreds of small dots, which are used to suggest pixellated media images. The artwork questions who controls information about world events.
Accession No
PA2012.100

Drawing of india ink on exposed photographic paper. The drawing shows a tangled web of lines representing perceptions moving through a rectangular shape which represents one of the World Trade Center towers.
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PA2012.097

Collage of comic book elements and painted elements. A black military aircraft with the silhouette of a pilot is printed over a comic book page. The bottom of the aircraft shows a string of white numbers and letters that refer to the code printed into a piece of metal retrieved from an American missile dropped on a residential area of Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2003. The missile killed dozens of civilians. The words "HIT HERE", stencilled in white and yellow paint onto the body of the aircraft, refer to targets attacked by the US military. Also on the body of the aircraft, a figure is silhouetted against a red outline. On the left of the image, a vertical frieze of paintings has been glued to the comic book page. The images are virtually indistinguishable, perhaps reminiscent of CTV or night vision images. The bottom frame in the frieze features a red dot, which represents the laser dot of a sniper's gun. On the right of the image another piece of comic has been glued on separately. It depicts a space ship shape in an explosion, with the word "BLANG!" in capitals. The text in the frame reads: "Of course, bugbomb are also highly explosive." A white sticker with red diagonal lines and the letters "UM" is also adhered beneath the aircraft. The collage is from Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series, which explores differing version of truth surrounding the September 11, 2001 'terror attacks' in the United States of America.
Accession No
PA2012.096

Name/Title
Artwork of etching ink and pencil on exposed photographic paper. The artwork shows two white fields on a black background. The pencil drawings on the field on the left depict one of the World Trade Center Towers. The artwork is a working-drawing in which Morris explores questions surrounding the strength of the Towers' cores and what caused them to collapse on 11 Septemeber 2001.
Accession No
PA2012.095

Printed page from Wellington's 'Home Voice Chinese Weekly News', dating from 2003, with added elements by artist Roger Morris. In the centre of the page Morris has printed a black vehicle shape. The words "HIT" and "HERE" are stencilled in white and yellow paint. A red dot, representing a sniper's laser dot, is painted beneath the word "HERE". A mesh-like web is printed in grey/black ink vertically down the left hand side of the image.
Accession No
PA2012.094

Printed cardboard mount from a plastic toy gun with added elements by artist Roger Morris. The cardboard mount is printed with the words "THE BEST NEWS WEAPON" / "M3AI MODEL DIN G GUN" / "TRY ME". It also features a scene with tanks advancing, soldiers in camouflage uniforms shooting guns, missiles flying through the air and explosions with flames. The mount is pierced where the gun was previously held in place. Morris has added several elements in paint and ink. On the left of the image the word "HIT" has been stencilled in white paint above a crouched soldier's head. In the middle of the image a large puzzle figure, rendered in black ink, has the word "HERE" stencilled on its chest, applied in yellow paint. The word "OIL" is stencilled in the centre of a circle of tanks on the right of the image. In the right hand corner the figure of a soldier is surrounded with red paint and a red dot, representing the laser sight of a sniper's dot, is trained on his body.
Accession No
PA2012.092
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