RogerEdwardMorris. aka remo.
born Roxbourgh NZ Dec 29 1954. Central high country until 1961. Millers flat until 11, then Christchurch/Akaroa in 1966.
August 1980. Hagley night school Prelim.
1981 choice of Ilam or Elam.
Elam 1981 . left by choice after one term.
Began full time painting in Auckland 1981, continues to this day.
Ist studio Wynyard rd. Mt Eden.
Then Akiraho st.Mt Eden
Then Tole st. Ponsonby
showed first in a small cafe long gone in Auck :Cafe Fluer.Hobson st? Sold my first works there.
Began family with partner Marianne Muggeridge 1983. Two daughters one granddaughter since.
Still living together
Ist studio built [as opposed to rented]1984 Skeet rd. Taranaki. 4 years.
Last studios built 1990. Oeo Taranaki. This Marianne and I built together. One each with living quarters between. It took us two years.
Participated in most Taranaki art events from 1983 until 2000
Numerous and constant solo exhibitions since 1986. First at King st New Plymouth.
After first computer, participated in global mail art networks, won two 'awards' one from Canada and
mail art award Museus De Tarragona 1999
Work just posted as result in Museo en San Durango Mexico
New York 2000 Lincoln center Basement gallery [actual joint exhibition]
St Petersburg museum war art [can get details] 1999[Actual print]
Page 90 Porirua group show [Paul Hutchenson.Rob. Mcleod etc] something about MEN [Helen Kedgley]
Govette Brewster. Banners. A Couple of Artistic Pairs. Taranaki Review late eighties.
All Taranaki Rennonsense exhibitions from 83 until 87
Began stone carving/scultp. at Western Springs Symposium 88 Auckland.
Built first forge and made own tools.
Built stone tools and carved at Parihaka three times.
All Kupenga Stone Carving symposium and all Taranaki Stone Carving events until 2004.
Art Couples Tikorangi with John Edgar and Anne Robinson among others
'Four and Against' group show CSA, Suter , New Moon Wellington.
Moved to Wellington 2000, have shown constantly in and around the city since,
four solo Thistle Hall .'.
At the Family Gallery lower Cuba st.
Solo at Enjoy Gallery in 2002 or 03.
Texan Art Schools Auckland mid ninties
portraits national Portrait Gallery
Pablo's and Vincents art workshop auctions.
Was Life Drawing convener at Vincents art Workshop 2007-2010
We had our studios at 216 Willis street for 5 years open to the public 2000 -2005
Now working out of Taranaki Studio [ oeo ]and workroom at Moa point in preparation for Exhibition. in Arlos basement gallery, 39 Dixon st. in September.
and, possibly, this project for Jamie Cortez. artists911truth.org
More of Roger's art can be seen on his site at www.rogermorris.nz
and on the Taranaki Art site at www.taranakiart.co.nz
email Roger at oeo @ xtra.co.nz (remove the spaces)
Image © Roger Morris