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Screenprint of a woman holding a mask over her face. Behind her left shoulder (right as the viewer looks at it) is a man with a moustache and shoulder length hair who also holds a mask. Geometric patterns decorate the background. Rendered in black and white. The artwork was also used on the cover of a tape for the group 'Looking for a Band' [PA2006.142]. Tom Mutch is listed as having been the lead vocalist, guitar and flute for the band and as having written all the lyrics for the band's songs.
Accession No
PA2008.051

Name/Title
Screenprint of a woman leaning on a table with her legs crossed at the ankles. The woman has been identified as Wendy Smith. She is dressed in leggings, leotard and sweater with bare feet (possibly a dancer). On the corner of the table, which is covered with a table cloth, is a cup, bottle of milk and cassette tape. In the background is a coffee table sitting on a rug that has flowers on it, an armchair, a window with vegetation visible through it and a pot plant. The texture of the floor suggests carpet. Rendered in blues, greens, grey, terracotta, orange, white, browns and pink.
Accession No
PA2008.026

Screenprint of rolling, bulbous snow-covered hills. The hills look like they have been dusted with icing sugar. The hills are rendered in browns and yellows, with whit and a blue/grey for snow. Black is used to create shadow on the hills. The sky is a slate blue colour.
Accession No
PA2008.017

Screenprint of three dogs barking up a nikau palm. The dogs are depicted in a fluid, serpentine form with curved, elongated bodies and triangular heads. Their teeth are bared. The dogs are rendered in browns and black with white teeth and red eyes. The nikau palm is depicted in three shades of blue. In the background a yellow triangle rises from the horizon. The background has been coloured with pinks, reds and a mustard brown. The image is contained within a green border.
Accession No
PA2008.018

Etching is broken into halves horizontally. The lower half has an image of a young girl with long hair (head and arms visible) sleeping on her stomach and resting her head on her hands and pillow. There are six geometric patterns extending from the right hand vertical edge onto her blankets - silver; blue; red; green; grey/gold; grey. The image is grainy and has the characteristics of a photo-etching. The top half, perhaps rendered to represent a dream, depicts a partially unravelled scroll portraying a Polynesian woman wearing a headscarf. Intricate geometric patterns are represented on the background of the scroll behind the woman. The scroll's ties hang loose from the left hand side. Both the sleeping girl and the scroll are depicted in a purple/brown hue.
Accession No
PA2008.019

Name/Title
Two panelled image. The narrow panel at the bottom of the image depicts the sea in both a deep and a light blue. The large top panel is an aerial view across to Mount Taranaki (partially snow-covered). The plains are divided by roads and into blocks of farming. Two pa sites are also visible. In the foregroud there are several blocks of cultivated land that have a chequered appearance. The plain is rendered in various shades of green and there is blue sky in the background.
Accession No
PA2008.020

Name/Title
Screenprint is broken up into eight panels. In the first four panels, an eagle is flying from the horizon towards the smoke stack at Port Taranaki, getting closer in each panel. In the fifth panel the eagle crashes tino the smoke stack. Text reads "Thunk", "Whoosh" and "Scre-e-e-e-ch!". The sixth panel has the eagle flying away from the crumbling stack. The seventh panels depicts the silhouette of the eagle flying away over a cloud of dust and rubble. Text reads "Booom!". The last panel shows the stump of the smoke stack seen from a distance with Paritutu dominating the skyline once more. Screenprint rendered in yellow, black, red, grey, brown & white.
Accession No
PA2008.023

Pencil and wash sketch of an unidentified military camp in Taranaki. In the foreground a Maori figure is walking on a road. On the right of the sketch an armed figure stands next to a guard post. A collection of bell tents can be seen in the background along with figures mounted on horses. Several small figures also stand in front of their bell tents.
Accession No
PA2010.187

Pencil and wash sketch of New Plymouth from Marsland Hill. The view shows vegetation in the foreground and two bell tents at the base of Marsland Hill. The township of New Plymouth is visible in the middleground, with St Mary's Church pictured in the centre of the image. Several small ships are visible on the sea in the background.
Accession No
PA2010.188

Setting sun framed between two copses of tall trees. Pasture and lahar mounds in foreground/middleground. Rendered in greens, blacks, pinks, yellow, orange and purple.
Accession No
A98.631

View of Oakura River mouth and sea beyond at sunset.
Accession No
A98.622

Monochromatic watercolour and ink painting of the Whitely Mission House, the site of the Rangiatea Girls' Hostel.
Accession No
PA2010.119

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

Grey velvet lined box with Michael Smither's signature embossed on the lid, containing eight colour reproductions of Michael Smither paintings. Boxed set produced by Ron Sang. Reproductions of paintings include:
'Alfred Road Bridge' (1971)
'Joseph Snarling' (1978)
'Hamilton Diggings Central Otago' (1969)
'Rocks with Mountain' (1968)
'Two Cups' (1992)
'Sarah Eating Corn' (2000)
'A Song of the Sea' (Gribben Mural) (undated on reproduction)
'New Zealand Oranges' (2000)
Accession No
PA2008.078

Name/Title
Ink sketch of Alexander Davidson's house, corner of Gill and Liardet Streets. Sketch depicts a house behind a wooden fence. Trees and shrubs visible around the house. The house has two chimneys, one of which has a wisp of smoke coming out of it.
Accession No
PA2008.112

Name/Title
Ink sketch of the blacksmith's premises on Gill Street. The premises is the squat building in the foreground and the blacksmith's house is visible on the far left of the image (see PA2008.112). The building immediately behind the blacksmith's premises is the P & T Workshop and on the right is E C Hayton's. Darby & Hannan's is visible behind the P & T Workshop.
Accession No
PA2008.113

Ink and watercolour painting of buildings on Brougham Street. The orange-tinted building on the left, designed by architect J.T. Edmonds, was constructed in 1884 as the premises of the New Plymouth Investment and Loan Society. The green-tinted building was constructed in 1896 by lawyer Robert Clinton Hughes as offices for his legal firm and was designed by architect W.F. Brooking. The buildings were combined in 1995 to form Andre's L'Escargot restaurant which closed in 2013 and reopened as the 'Mexico' restaurant in 2014.
Accession No
PA2014.137

Exterior view of St John's Church, Omata. It features a church in the midground with white panelling and a red roof. There is a bell tower on the facing right side. In the bottom right quadrant is a fenced off memorial. The landscape is very bare with only a few lines delineating hills and ground growth. The church was originally built in 1875. It was blown over by a gale on 16 June 1894 and rebuilt the same year.
Accession No
A66.678

Exterior view of two storeyed house with a red roof. Vegetation pictured around the front and sides of the house. The house was built from heart timber in 1902 for Mr C.T. Mills. It has since been demolished.
Accession No
A66.598

Exterior view of the Standish homestead, known as Maratahu. The house was built in 1843 by Thomas Standish, the father of Arthur Standish (first Mayor of New Plymouth).
Accession No
A66.579

Family in front of house in clearing surrounded by trees, Sugar Loaves in background.
Accession No
A66.106

Lithograph of the Interior of Otaki Church, New Zealand. Depicts the interior of the church with a number of Maori sitting and standing during a sermon. Maori designs are painted on wooden panels on the ceiling.
Accession No
A66.510

View of Curtis raupo/rush cottage, Omata, with three french doors, verandah with poultry/pigeons and ham hanging and an interlaced supplejack fence. The four figures in the foreground include (left to right) the artist (Merrett), Ida, Helen (shaking dogs paw), and Charles Curtis. Sow suckling piglets at the front gate.
Accession No
A92.157

Interior of Curtis raupo/rush cottage, Omata, containing dining table, four balloon-backed chairs, and chaise lounge. Wall hangings include portraits, clock, and two firearms. Cat is asleep on a footstool under the dining table.
Accession No
A92.158

Watercolour depicting the old Mission House at Moturoa with cleared hills and Mt Taranaki/Egmont in background and cleared, fenced paddocks containing stock in the foreground. Mangaotuku stream also in foreground. Predominately brown hue with green and white highlights. Horse grazing centre bottom.
Accession No
A65.880
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