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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

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 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

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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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Pencil drawing addressing the issue of people being driven into singular ways of thinking. A large human-like figure stands in the foreground of the composition. The World Trade Centre towers loom behind the the figure. Two triangular shapes, representing airplanes or missiles, are about to collide with the towers. Meanwhile a crowd of people push up against a fence which runs horizontally through the image.
Accession No
PA2012.051

Pencil drawing exploring the ways an artist's work relates to what is going on in the world around them. In the top half of the composition six figures surround a circular shape. In the lower half more figures exchange lines of indecipherable dialogue. The title of the work "How to relate questions of concience [sic] to the painters art" is written on the bottom left hand corner of the drawing.
Accession No
PA2012.050

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Doubled sided artwork with a drawing of a nude figure on both sides. Morris has dubbed the drawings "two-minute drawings". The drawings date from when Morris was attending life-drawing workshops at Vincents Art Workshop in Wellington.
Accession No
PA2012.049

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Drawing of a seated female nude which Morris has dubbed a "five-minute drawing". There is another drawing of a nude, seen from behind, on the reverse of the drawing. The drawings date from when Morris was attending life-drawing workshops at Vincents Art Workshop in Wellington.
Accession No
PA2012.047

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Drawing of a female nude which Morris has dubbed a "two-minute drawing". The drawing dates from when Morris was attending life-drawing workshops at Vincents Art Workshop in Wellington.
Accession No
PA2012.046
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