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Oil painting of Mount Taranaki from Holly Flat. Painted in a romantic style, it shows the snow-covered peak of Mount Taranaki looming in the background with a series of gorges and cliffs running through the midground. There is also a waterfall visible through the centre of the scene. Bush and trees are visible in the foreground. The painting is contained in a gold molded frame.
Accession No
PA2015.080

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

Name/Title
Stylised clay figurine with incised spiral details on the body. The figurine has been burned in a fire.
Accession No
PA2012.110

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

Name/Title
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

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

Name/Title
Printed page from an unknown magazine with elements added by artist Roger Morris. Morris has prepared the page with a textured coating, giving it a grainy look that resembles the surface of the moon. Black etching ink has been applied over this to the centre of the page. The outline of a hanging shape, representing a carcass has been stencilled onto the middle of the page in red ink. A stencil showing two human figures has been applied with white spray paint on the left.
Accession No
PA2012.099

Name/Title
Artwork of etching ink on exposed photographic paper. The artwork shows a human figure within a black and blue ground. The lighter-toned flickers and shapes are created by exposing the inked paper to chemicals. The artwork is about considering the human being as a passionate interaction.
Accession No
PA2012.098

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

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

Name/Title
Artwork Roger Morris has termed a "test piece" which exemplifies his experiments with unexposed photographic paper. The artwork depicts two human figures in a tight embrace. They stand on a black ground and against a pink and blue sky. The figures are painted in black ink with parts of their bodies highlighted in red.
Accession No
PA2012.093

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

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

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

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
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

Screenprint of a stylised figure holding a guitar and taking a bow. The figure is holding a conductor's wand in one hand. A speech bubble shape is issuing from the figure's mouth. The background is rendered in blue and yellow. The figure is 'bowing out'.
Accession No
PA2012.073

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
Woodblock print of a figure in profile. Its mouth is open and one hand is raised. A table is visible on the left of the image and a crescent moon is depicted upper right. Image is rendered in black ink.
Accession No
PA2012.071

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

Name/Title
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

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