Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Around this time last year the One Day Sculpture programme was in full flight. One of the more memorable ODSs was Billy Apple’s unsuccessful attempt to get the Wellington City Council to de wax and conserve Henry Moore’s sculpture Bronze form in the Botanic Garden. At the time we walked round the work with Billy tut-tutting over the many scratches and blemishes that have accrued over the years. Well Wellington, rest easy in the looking-after-Henry-Moore stakes if the work outside the Neue Nationalgallerie in Berlin is anything to go by. Botched and scarred it has had some horrible attempts at repair none of which have helped one little bit.