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Suspension bridge over the Waiwhakaiho River, with Mount Taranaki/Egmont in the background. This bridge was built in 1842-1843 using chains from the wreck of the "Fifeshire" at Nelson. It collapsed in a flood in September 1847.
Accession No
A66.768

Resident Agent's house centre middle ground, man driving a cart drawn by two bullocks on Courtenay Street in right foreground, and group of four Maori figures outside the front of the house in centre foreground. Pukiekie Pa is to the right of the Agent's house (on what is now Victoria Street) and Pukaka pa (now Marsland Hill) is located on the right edge. Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Ranges are visible in the background. The resident agent at this time was John Tylson Wicksteed.
Accession No
A75.435

Liardet Street, New Plymouth. Marsland Hill Barracks in right background. Street in foreground on which there is a cart with two oxen and a small number of people.
Accession No
A65.887

Ink and wash sketch based on two photographs taken of New Plymouth (VNP 100-P) in 1859, this work depicts a view of Devon Street looking towards Moturoa. Paritutu and the Sugar Loaves visible in the background.
Accession No
A70.074

Name/Title
Small watercolour, possibly of Pukekura Park or a lake at Ardendale, the Arden family home on Frankley Road, New Plymouth.
Painting depicts lake with water lillies in lower right foreground. Thick bush to lake edge in middle background. Two punga trees extreme left/middleground. Colours primarily light blue, greens browns and white.
Accession No
TM.1999.143

Name/Title
Bush scene depicting a gully with a stream flowing over rocks. Tall trees are pictured in the middleground. Mountains with prominent pinnacle in background. May depict a South Island scene. Painted on a round piece of thick paper.
Accession No
A97.530

View of Upper Brougham Street, New Plymouth c.1862-65 with Post Office on the left and Primitive Methodist Church (right rear). Huatoki Valley in foreground. Two cattle pulling cart in foreground.
Accession No
A66.770

Sketch of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe, presumed to have been painted by James Chapman-Taylor's third wife, Joan. 'Wilkinson's Castle' is visible on the brow of a hill with tall trees surrounding the house. Vegetation is depicted on the hillside in the foreground. It is possible this sketch was made before the plans for the house were finalised and building had commenced.
Accession No
PA2010.219

Seven members of the Armed Constabulary pictured at the entrance to the Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp. They are dressed in uniform and are wearing caps. A dog is lying on the ground in front of them. A wooden building dominates the left hand side of the painting. Another building is pictured on the right of the painting and a bell tent is visible in the centre. Numerous large trees are pictured behind the buildings. On the ridge of the hill behind the entrance to the camp, the Pungarehu blockhouse can be seen. The Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp was used as the base from which the Armed Constabulary staged the invasion of Parihaka pā on 5 November 1881. At that time, approximately 1,000 men were stationed at the camp.
Accession No
PA2011.084

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

Name/Title
Woodblock print of a figure in profile. Its mouth is open and one hand is raised. A table is visible on the left of the image and a crescent moon is depicted upper right. Image is rendered in black ink.
Accession No
PA2012.071

Screenprint of a stylised figure holding a guitar and taking a bow. The figure is holding a conductor's wand in one hand. A speech bubble shape is issuing from the figure's mouth. The background is rendered in blue and yellow. The figure is 'bowing out'.
Accession No
PA2012.073

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

Name/Title
Figure in a landscape protecting its head as aeroplanes fly overhead from the left of the image, represented as triangle shapes. Below the planes, a set of rugby goal posts stand in the landscape, which is a reference to New Zealand.
Accession No
PA2012.070

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

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. The artwork is made up of twelve panels that feature faceless heads, depicted in such a way as to make them virtually indistinguishable from each other. They are rendered in blacks and greys. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees them not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.052

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

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series depicting ten stencilled jigsaw puzzle shapes in red ink. The shapes are indicative of human figures. They are set into white dots that have pinky red edges. The dots are placed against a black background. Both the right hand and left hand vertical edges of the paper feature pinky red lines.
Accession No
PA2012.062

Name/Title
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

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
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