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Adrian James Morris
25 July 1963 - 31 January 1991
For more detail, a high-resolution version of this image (about 5 times wider than shown above) is available for download here. Broadband is recommended - file is big (12.26 Mb).
This panel forms part of Block 6 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.
From the stories folder that accompanies The Quilt to displays
The feelings were very mixed while making Adrianís Quilt. Initially frustrating, trying to get some inspiration for ideas that were meaningful. Then exciting as friends joined in and contributed their ideas and designs. This then led to a creative sort of calm as it all came together.
We laughed and talked about Adrian and to Adrian and were sure he was laughing back at us and with us!
Finally seeing the panel unveiled and displayed was very emotional and healing - seeing something creative and tangible and knowing it was certainly a really worthwhile project in many, many ways!
Adrian always seemed a very special person, even when he was very young. He could talk and charm people of all ages and was really quite irrepressible and mischievious. He could make people laugh so easily and often. His talents were many, from dancing to creating lovely clothes - which became his career. He loved people and travelling - which he did a lot of. He was very sensitive and caring about people and their feelings and could be very wise and serious as well as humourous.
He certainly enriched our lives and still is by the many happy memories and lovely friends we know because of Adrian. Yes, you were very special!
Love, Mum and Dad
There is another panel for Adrian, on Block 1.
If you knew Adrian and wish to add your memories to this page, or wish to remember a loved one with a strong connection to New Zealand who has been lost to AIDS, you may do so on this page.
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