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Artwork of painted and stencilled elements on paper. The paper is made up of multiple small images and advertisments and was originally a piece of 'mail art' Morris received in the post in the 1990s. In the centre of the artwork is a black shape outlined in blue paint. A red koru-like shape has been painted on top of the black shape. It is an abstration of a parent and child holding one another and stands for the love that exists between the two. Morris has surrounded this central element with stencils of the symbol he has developed to represent fascism.
Accession No
PA2012.111

Acetate transparency advertising Sopers hardware with stencilled elements added by artist Roger Morris in white and yellow spraypaint. The stencil depicts the Mercury spacecraft which took the first American into Space. In the centre of the spacecraft is a television screen showing the silhouette of a human face. Letters and number have been printed on the top part of the spacecraft.
Accession No
PA2012.109

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.
Accession No
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

Woodblock print in black ink on white paper. The print is approximately 1/3 of what was once a larger image. The 1/3 represented here depicts a television. A distoted close-up portrait of former United States President George W. Bush takes up the entire television screen. 'In the Houses of Shadow' relates to the September 11 "Terrorist Attacks" on the World Trade Center and ponders how much of the true story is being covered up.
Accession No
PA2012.106

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Screen print depicting cityscape of Auckland at night-time in blue, black, orange and yellow inks. The bright light's of the city are reflected in the dark-toned harbour. The Sky Tower stands prominently in the right of the image. The print is an artist's proof.
Accession No
PA2012.105

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

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Photographic reproduction of a woodblock print depicting rugby players tackling each other. Their bodies are depicted in a dynamic tangle of limbs and several figures show straining, distorted faces. All the figures are wearing rugby jerseys, shorts, socks and boots. In the top left of the image several triangle shapes, representing either planes or bombs, are visible. Print is in black and white.
Accession No
PA2012.103

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

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.
Accession No
PA2012.097

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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

Artwork consisting of photocopied wood block prints with additional stamped elements. On the left is a giant human figure depicted on top of a planet. The figure is consuming and then excreting its own environment. Text on the photocopied wood block print on the right reads "EMIT ONE TRANSFERABLE OPTION PERMIT". "CO 2" has been stamped beneath this in maroony-red ink. The artwork dates from around the time of the first discussions on the introduction of carbon credits.
Accession No
PA2012.091

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Wood cut print depicting a car crashed in the middle of a road.
Accession No
PA2012.076

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Artwork consisting of handmade stamps in black ink. Along the bottom of the artwork is line of Morris' symbol for fascism. In the centre two jigsaw puzzle shapes frame two long geometric shapes. The jigsaw shapes are indicative of the human figure. In the upper third of the artwork a triangle speeds towards a moon. The triangle represents a rocket or airplane. The shapes are stamped onto the pages of a book about fuels and combustion.
Accession No
PA2012.075

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Homemade stamps in black ink of a stylised figure floating above an engine. The artwork's paper has been taken from a car manual chapter entitled "Fuel, exhaust and emission control systems". The artwork examines the military and machine dominated world we are living in.
Accession No
PA2012.074

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Woodblock print of a soldier figure printed on grid paper taken from a school mathematics exercise book. The soldier holds a raised gun, wears a helmet and heavy boots and assumes a fighting pose. Both sides of the paper feature a child's maths equations and a teacher's marking and feedback.
Accession No
PA2012.072

Woodblock print of Morris' character Captain Buzzard Rock. The character arose out of the realisation that comic book heroes and the extreme brutality of their actions were not, in fact, that far from reality. The print is comprised of three frames showing Captain Buzzard Rock. The frames are captioned "captain buzzard rock was a mighty fine jock and a mighty fine jock was he." The back of the artwork features the details of a paint order Morris was going to send to an art supplier in Christchurch.
Accession No
PA2012.069

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Etching of a human figure on paper printed with the Defense Department organization chart. The source for the chart is given as the "U.S. Organization Manual 1983/84". The human figure huddles into itself, holding a baby to its chest in a tight embrace. Morris uses the combination of this human figure with the Defense Department chart to explore the concept of humanity. He believes that for someone to be capable of pulling a trigger, they must have lost their humanity and forgotten the love that exists between parent and child.
Accession No
PA2012.067

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Tales of the New Dominion' series, a series which explores the feeling he had in the late 1990s that a new war was coming. Black etching ink has been applied over a red background. A white shape inspired by the Mercury spacecraft has been stencilled on to the upper left of the image.
Accession No
PA2012.065

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Hand-carved stamp of a stylised human figure on a black ground.
Accession No
PA2012.064

Artwork of etching ink on photographic paper. The upper part of the artwork depicts an aeroplane flying through a grainy sky. The lower part shows a lone figure struggling through a dusty landscape.
Accession No
PA2012.061

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Graphite drawing of a bull.
Accession No
PA2012.060

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Pencil and ink sketch of a seated nude figure. The figure looks downwards and reaches arm to the ground. The paper for the sketch has been torn out of an instruction manual and is an example of Morris' practice of using found paper and objects in his artworks.
Accession No
PA2012.059

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Sketch of a seated nude figure. The paper for the sketch has been torn out of an instruction manual and is an example of Morris' practice of using found paper and objects in his artworks.
Accession No
PA2012.053
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