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Cartoon commenting on the possibilities within New Zealand politics if people followed the precedent of a New Zealand Navy seaman who gave the V sign to Mr Churchill and was rewarded with his cigar.
Accession No
A95.880

Cartoon commenting on the the ability of jet fighters that are able to travel faster than the speed of sound drowning out the voices of politicians.
Accession No
A95.881

Cartoon referencing Walter Nash's time in Washington as New Zealand's resident minister.
Accession No
A95.890

Cartoon commenting on the implications for nursery rhymes of a policy to build half houses.
Accession No
A95.897

Cartoon depicting Hitler peering around a door at paratroopers landing outside.
Accession No
A95.900

Cartoon commenting on the mental calibre of Mr Kidd (presumably a politician).
Accession No
A95.901

Cartoon commenting on Australian mining and the possible outcome of potential Government control of the industry.
Accession No
A95.910

Cartoon referring to the Labour Party conference of 1945.
Accession No
A95.915

Cartoon referring to the re-naming of fruit with names that make reference to both local and international politicians/public figures.
Accession No
A95.916

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

"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

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

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

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
Diagram drawn on a page of printed paper, possibly from an encylopedia, headed "Literature, Western" and featuring a subtitle that reads "Irony, satire, and "black humour" in fiction". The top part of the page features Roger Morris' handwriting, which reads "world of lies". The bottom half is divided into a triangular shape, in which the words "struggle of truth" are handwritten. The artwork refers to how difficult it is to discern the truth when people are living in a world where lies are perpetuated.
Accession No
PA2012.068

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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