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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

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

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

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 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

Screen print exploring the issue of seed ownership by The Monsanto Company, an American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, and the controversy surrounding the practice of seed saving. Golden seeds are depicted on the right hand side of the print with black barcodes and numbers. The seeds are being blown across a bay. Near the centre of the image a figure is shown in the Mercury spacecraft. The figure is isolated and threatened by corporate forces. American symbolism, including a star and three stripes, features on a black curve of land. A meteor streaks across the sky on the left of the image and a boat is sinking in the bay. The print is rendered predominantly in yellows, reds, black, green and white.
Accession No
PA2012.038

"Post 9/11 Landscape" highlights the way the media and government authorities mediate and control our view of world events. The painting depicts a figure standing next to one of the World Trade Centre towers. The figure has five white stripes on its body and is wearing a helmet. It is a symbol of authority. Four triangle shapes depicted in black and white in the sky represent aeroplanes and/or bombs. The landscape and sky areas of the painting are made up of blue, orange, red, white, purple, yellow and brown dots and dashes. They allude to the way our view of the world is constructed from pixelated newspaper and television images of international events. It also references how the level of filtering, mediation and control of information by Western media and governments has increased after the 11 September 2001 'terror attacks' on the United States of America.
Accession No
PA2012.034

Name/Title
Framed oil on canvas that explores a range of subjects. A blue line, which represents a river, divides the composition into two halves. A 'cancerous' red dot is present in the river near the upper horizontal edge. The background of the two halves is painted in bright yellow. The top left of the composition features a television shape with a red/pink vase decorated with Roger Morris' symbol for fascism (the symbol is based on the stylised shape of a figure holding a gun). A line of four facsist symbols are repeated below. The two triangle shapes beneath the television represent a cattle ramp. A figure with its hands tied behind its back is pictured below. The figure takes its inspiration from the first dead body Roger Morris encountered when he was a policeman. Top right of the composition features two fascist symbols facing each other, which creates a kind of stylised Māori face. Beneath is a night landscape with the moon. Four fascist symbols mirror the four on the opposite side of the composition. Beneath the night landscape is a simplified shape in red/pink that represents a carcass. Bottom right of the composition shows a figure standing in a black oval.
Accession No
PA2012.033

Sketch of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe, presumed to have been painted by James Chapman-Taylor's third wife, Joan. 'Wilkinson's Castle' is visible on the brow of a hill with tall trees surrounding the house. Vegetation is depicted on the hillside in the foreground. It is possible this sketch was made before the plans for the house were finalised and building had commenced.
Accession No
PA2010.219

Watercolour of Mount Egmont / Taranaki by Bernard Aris 1936. Dwelling with red roof right of center. Matted and Framed.
Accession No
PA2005.334

A framed oil painting by Bernard Aris of St Mary's Church, New Plymouth 1954.
Accession No
PA2004.024

Rural view of farmland and buildings. Grass and a hedge are pictured in the foreground. A fence runs across farmland in the middleground. Two buildings and several power poles are pictured in the background along with a bank of large trees.
Accession No
A98.621

Exterior of the old General Post Office, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Several figures are visible on the pavement outside the post office and a truck is backed up to the building. A flag is flying from the top of the clock tower. Another building is visible next to the post office and another can be seen at the end of the street.
Accession No
A70.078

View of the General Post Office, New Plymouth. Cars are parked on the street and figures are pictured walking on the footpath outside the buildings depicted. A man and child are crossing the road in the foreground. The New Zealand flag is flying from the top of the clock tower visible in the background.
Accession No
A65.920
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