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Lithograph depicting a Greek belly amphora decorated with scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). All the figures represented on the amphora are in Greek style. The main frieze on the body of the amphora shows Riwha Tītokowaru sitting on a tree stump while prodding the embers of a fire with a stick. He is wearing a hat and chequered blanket. He is framed by two ponga trees. A bird with wings depicted as stylised eyes sits in the tree behind Tītokowaru. Behind that tree another Greek vase sits on the ground holding a tewhatewha and a cross. A taniwha figure is pictured in front of the opposite ponga tree. The friezes above the central image show settlers arriving on ships and pulling carts in convoy, a line of sheep and Mount Taranaki. The friezes below the central image show more processions of settlers arriving with carts and goods.
Accession No
PA2012.029

Lithograph depicting Te Whiti and Tītokowaru discussing the question, 'what is peace?'. Both men are represented in a Greek style. Te Whiti is wearing a cloak and hat and is holding a taiaha. Tītokowaru is wearing a chequered blanket and is holding a tewhatewha. His hat is resting against his seat. Both men are bent over a small table and are gesturing with one hand. On the left of the image a statue of Captain Cook is camouflaged in a tree, possibly a rata. Another tree, also possibly a rata, is visible on the right of the image. Vegetation including ferns is depicted in the foreground and middleground. Mount Taranaki dominates the background.
Accession No
PA2012.030

Name/Title
Lithograph depicting four Greek neck and belly amphora vases decorated with various scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). The vases are individually titled and all the figures are depicted in a Greek style. The vase depicted top left is titled "Neck Amphora by the Confiscation Painter, 1865-66, Side A: Teatime in Taranaki" and shows a settler family seated at a table eating a meal in a wooden hut. A dog sits begging for food at their feet. Part of Mount Taranaki is visible through the hut window. A figure wearing a lion skin is depicted digging on the neck of the vase. The vase depicted top right is titled "Neck Amphora by the Confiscation Painter, 1865-66, Side B: The Lost Harvest", which shows several figures on horseback brandishing weapons. A whare [Māori house] is burning behind them. Several figures are running away from the fire. A cabbage tree and other vegetation is visible in the foreground of the vase's body. A figure wearing a lion skin is looking through a surveying tool on the neck of the amphora. The vase depicted lower left is titled "Belly Amphora by the Provocation Painter 1868-69, Side A: The Burning Homestead" and shows a woman mourning over the body of a man. Two figures stand watching with their arms around each other. Two other figures carrying weapons are running from the scene. A burning hut is depicted on the neck of the amphora. The vase depicted lower right is titled "Belly Amphora by the Provocation Painter, 1868-69, Side B: Titokowaru waits" and shows Māori fortifications including trenches and wooden palisading. A tree and ferns are depicted on the left side of the vase. A small bird sits in the tree. Three figures with bird bodies and holding musical instruments are depicted on the neck of the amphora.
Accession No
PA2012.028

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

Woodblock print of Morris' character Captain Buzzard Rock. The character arose out of the realisation that comic book heroes and the extreme brutality of their actions were not, in fact, that far from reality. The print is comprised of three frames showing Captain Buzzard Rock. The frames are captioned "captain buzzard rock was a mighty fine jock and a mighty fine jock was he." The back of the artwork features the details of a paint order Morris was going to send to an art supplier in Christchurch.
Accession No
PA2012.069

Name/Title
Woodblock print of a soldier figure printed on grid paper taken from a school mathematics exercise book. The soldier holds a raised gun, wears a helmet and heavy boots and assumes a fighting pose. Both sides of the paper feature a child's maths equations and a teacher's marking and feedback.
Accession No
PA2012.072

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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

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Homemade stamps in black ink of a stylised figure floating above an engine. The artwork's paper has been taken from a car manual chapter entitled "Fuel, exhaust and emission control systems". The artwork examines the military and machine dominated world we are living in.
Accession No
PA2012.074

Name/Title
Wood cut print depicting a car crashed in the middle of a road.
Accession No
PA2012.076

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Self portrait of Peter Lambert wearing a green t-shirt.
Accession No
A64.641

Red and yellow flowers in a garden at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. Several large trees and the roof of a building are visible in the background. Rendered predominantly in greens, red, yellow, black and purple.
Accession No
A64.613

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Portrait of Michael Smither rendered in rainbow colours and set against a blue/grey background.
Accession No
A65.616

Name/Title
Flowers in a garden. Wooden structure partially visible through creeping plants including jasmine. Rendered predominantly in greens, pink, white, orange, purple and blues.
Accession No
A64.615

View of Ōākura Beach at sunset. Rocks visible on beach and in the waves. Clouds in the sky. Rendered predominantly in blues, shades of orange, grey and black.
Accession No
A64.643
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