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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

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

Mono print depicting the World Trade Center complex, including the Twin Towers, and the legs and torso of a male figure. Four circled X's are depicted on the Twin Towers, indicating possible points of explosion in the foundations and the points of impact of the planes on 11 September 2001. On the left of the image, a box of text taken from a newspaper report is quoted. Artist Roger Morris has also inserted several of his own words. The text reads: "Lieutenant Colonel Eric SCHwar-tz did not see much of Baghdad as his battalion of 60 tanks, bradleys and other armoured vehicles churned along high-way B, rumbling through an industrial and then residen-tial zone not far from the city centre. All he recalled when it was over, were the IRAQI soldiers, artillery batterie, then pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns, and DEBORAHs sweet arse. ... the whip and blast of rock-et propelled grenades, the whipzz of bullets and the firey explosions of cars full, he presumed, with students cramming for April exams but who all unfortunately died under Lt. Col Schwarts' fire." The artwork draws attention to the bombastic nature of reporting around the 'War on Terror'.
Accession No
PA2012.102

Name/Title
Photographic reproduction of a woodblock print depicting rugby players tackling each other. Their bodies are depicted in a dynamic tangle of limbs and several figures show straining, distorted faces. All the figures are wearing rugby jerseys, shorts, socks and boots. In the top left of the image several triangle shapes, representing either planes or bombs, are visible. Print is in black and white.
Accession No
PA2012.103

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

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

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

Mono print depicting a figure crouched and cowering. A partially visible man, with only the bottom half of his body depicted, stands over the figure holding a gun. The barrel of the gun is also only partially visible.
Accession No
PA2012.108

Acetate transparency advertising Sopers hardware with stencilled elements added by artist Roger Morris in white and yellow spraypaint. The stencil depicts the Mercury spacecraft which took the first American into Space. In the centre of the spacecraft is a television screen showing the silhouette of a human face. Letters and number have been printed on the top part of the spacecraft.
Accession No
PA2012.109

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

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
A rectangular piece of card which has been impressed with a bird design, causing the image to stand out. This has then been painted. Image is of two dead birds which are tied and secured to a background of wood.
Accession No
TM.2002.334

Name/Title
A black and white charcoal drawing depicting an old building resembling part of a castle, with a tall arch, stones and bolders in foreground and a house in the centre left. Paper has been split in half. Remaining watermark has "TMAN / 80". (TM.2002.346 is a larger watercolour, and has the same watercolour mark in full). Drawing is not signed. Rear has rough outline sketch of same scene. Possibly Miss H Lackworthy is the artist.
Accession No
TM.2002.341

Name/Title
A medium sized black and white charcoal drawing of a bridge, signpost on right with stone wall, trees to the left of the image.
Accession No
TM.2002.343
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