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Head and shoulder portrait of a young woman (possibly Mary Humphries, wife of Dr Humphries). She is wearing a black dress with cream lace frill around neck and a red velvet-like fabric cap trimmed with cream lace and decorated with pearls.
Accession No
TM.1999.039

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

View of Paritūtū Rock at either sunrise or sunset. Hill with two large Norfolk pines on it pictured on the left of the image. Paritūtū is bathed in golden light. Rendered predominantly in yellow, ochre, green, blue/purple and black.
Accession No
PA2012.145

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

Name/Title
Sketch of Glenda Kirk breastfeeding her child Sam.
Accession No
PA2012.138

Name/Title
Sketch of a woman, possibly the artist's wife Glenda Kirk, reading on a couch.
Accession No
PA2012.137

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 Graham and Glenda Kirk's house with bush and Mount Taranaki in the background.
Accession No
PA2012.134

Name/Title
Wash sketch of Graham Kirk's wife reading on the couch and their dog Wiki sitting in the window.
Accession No
PA2012.133

Name/Title
Sketch of a damaged wooden fence or retaining wall. Pieces of the fence/wall are lying prone behind a number of standing wooden posts. Rocks and small stones are pictured both in front of and behind the fence/wall.
Accession No
PA2012.132

Name/Title
Sketch of Graham Kirk's wife, Glenda, breastfeeding their child Sam.
Accession No
PA2012.131

Name/Title
Sketch of Back Beach, New Plymouth, including three of the Sugar Loaf Islands and a person in a kayak.
Accession No
PA2012.130

Name/Title
View of a domestic space, possibly the artist's living room, showing a fire place, two chairs, a wood box and washing strung up on a line above the fire. Rendered in black ink and watercolour paint, including shades of blue, brown, yellow, red and grey.
Accession No
PA2012.129

Unfinished cartoon started on Graham Kirk's way back from the United Kingdom in 1970. It features five frames that focuses on a character - possibly the artist - returning from travelling, including arriving home aboard a ship and catching a train. Text
Accession No
PA2012.127

Cartoon about a newly appointed Programme Officer called Mike at 2XP radio station in New Plymouth. It features five frames and focusses on Mike's interactions with various other 2XP staff. The cartoon is drawn on the back of an auto-cue programme dating from June 1967.
Accession No
PA2012.126

Cartoon about 2XP radio station in New Plymouth. The cartoon features Howard Gough, manager of the Programming Department, trying to get three employees to catalogue the new records. Gough is wheeling in a wheelbarrow full of cards and outlines to his employees what he would like them to do. The three employees are lounging behind desks and are making dismissive comments.
Accession No
PA2012.119

Bust drawing of the Hāwera High School headmaster making a typical address at school assembly. The text included talks about sports results and house points.
Accession No
PA2012.118

A hand drawn cartoon strip on a single piece of paper (double sided) called "Olley and Lazy in the Time Machine" that features a title frame and 21 individual story frames. The cartoon features the characters Olley and Lazy who, while camping in a forest, discover a wizard's hat that allows them to travel back through time to a castle.
Accession No
PA2012.117

Sketch of "The Pines", the house of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown, son of Charles Armitage Brown. The house is pictured on a ridge. A river is visible in the foreground. Hills and vegetation in the middleground. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.111

Sketch of the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company Ltd near the mouth of the Te Henui River, New Plymouth. The factory is pictured in the centre of the image. The Te Henui River is visible in the foreground. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.110

Name/Title
Sketch of the Te Henui River mouth. A building and two figures can be seen in the foreground. A collection of buildings, possibly the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company Ltd, are visible in the middleground on the right of the image. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.103

Print of episode 59 from the 'Dick Sargeson' comic strip, scanned directly from original episode that featured in 'The Listener' in the 1980s. The episode refers to Dioxin Man, a character that was introduced to the Sargeson storyline after a chemical spill at Ivon Watkins Dow, New Plymouth. Episode 59 features local artist Wayne Morris, who 'plays' Bruce Bildgepipe (also known as Dioxin Man), the boss of the chemical plant - 'played' by Barry Wiseman, who was involved with New Plymouth's Little Theatre - and the boss' right hand man, Lurgan, 'played' by artist and art tutor Lee Morgan.
Accession No
PA2009.102

Print of episode 58 from the 'Dick Sargeson' comic strip scanned directly from original episode that featured in 'The Listener' in the 1980s. The episode refers to Dioxin Man, a character that was introduced to the Sargeson storyline after a chemical spill at Ivon Watkins Dow, New Plymouth. Episode 58 features the boss of the chemical plant - 'played' by Barry Wiseman, who was involved with New Plymouth's Little Theatre - and the boss' right hand man, Lurgan, 'played' by artist and art tutor Lee Morgan.
Accession No
PA2009.101
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