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"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

Collage highlighting what Roger Morris sees as the "comic book nature" of the events that took place on 11 September 2001 in the United States of America. The collage is made up of both readymade elements and handmade elements. It features two comic book covers, one of "Superboy" and one of "Captain America and the Falcon". The "Superboy" cover has been cut up and a page of text, including a photograph of George W. Bush, has been inserted underneath so it appears as if Bush's face features on the magazine cover. Part of another comic strip is adhered to the right hand edge of the artwork. Two hand painted depictions of clowns are glued to the centre of the collage. Morris describes these faces as being "the face of madness". They both have large red noses and red smiles. A composite image of an action figure's head and George W. Bush's face, created by Morris in Photoshop, is glued to the left hand side of the artwork. It is glued onto another collage element that features two hand drawn faces and black ink. Beneath, a figure holding a gun has been printed in black paint. Along the lower horizontal edge, a frieze featuring seven images of an aeroplane flying into one of the World Trade Centre towers has been glued down. The words "THe DAY THE WAr came" are handwritten beneath it.
Accession No
PA2012.040

View of the White Cliffs from a high vantage point. Foliage and tree stumps in foreground. Mount Taranaki pictured in the background.
Accession No
A66.573

Sir William Fox (seated) and guide Harry Peters (standing) on the upper slopes of Mt Taranaki overlooking North Taranaki to the coast at New Plymouth. Stony River can be seen in the middleground and the Sugar Loaves are visible in the background. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.510

Name/Title
View of New Plymouth and Mount Taranaki from the sea. To the left of the foreground a wooden dinghy is partially sunk and to the right a body is floating in the sea. A large seagull/albatross flies above the body. In the middleground notable buildings in New Plymouth township can be seen, such as St Mary's Church, the barracks on Marsland Hill, Browns Stores and Puke Ariki pa. Two ships are visible along the shore.
Accession No
PA2008.118

View of Mount Taranaki and gully. Single tall tree and small bushes in immediate foreground. Cleared land ending with thick distant vegetation in middleground. Mt Taranaki in background surrounded by light pink sky. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.509

Name/Title
View of Mt Taranaki from the track over the Pouākai Ranges. Vegetation and track in immediate foreground. A tree, possibly dead, frames the left of the image and a tall tree with vegetation frames the right. Range behind vegetation in foreground with Mt Taranaki dominating the painting. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.511

Name/Title
View of Humphries' Castle through bush. Humphries' Castle is visible in the middle of the painting in the distance. Vegetation in foreground with tall tree framing the left hand side of the image. Fallen tree in lower right corner. Sky has a pinkish tinge. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.507

Name/Title
View of Humphries' Castle from gully. Thick vegetation in immediate foreground. Humphries' Castle is visible in the centre of the image. Tall, slender dead tree on left hand side of painting. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.513

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 from Roger Morris' 'Tales of the New Dominion' series that evokes the coming of a new war. The composition is broken into two halves. The lower portion shows white dabs of paint on white cardboard. The top half depicts a black missile shape and four red triangles, which represent either aeroplanes or bombs, targeting the tall buildings of a city on the left of the image. The top portion of the artwork is rendered in greys and black.
Accession No
PA2012.045

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that refers to the faceless civilian victims of war. The artwork is made up of four panels of found images glued to a black cardboard support. Morris has painted over the images in black etching ink to create faceless head and shoulder 'portraits'. The two panels on the left of the image feature the words "HERE" painted in red paint. The next panel has a collage element and a white aeroplane obscuring the head of the figure beneath. The word "HIT" is printed in white paint on the panel. The panel on the right features scrawled words/patterns in white ink. Beneath the four panels is a string of white ink 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.
Accession No
PA2012.048

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series. The 'sky' area features a stencil of Neil Armstrong in the lunar lander. Below is a standing figure. It has a sniper's red dot trained on its body.
Accession No
PA2012.043
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