Thursday, March 12, 2009

By the numbers

1 The number of tissues required to wipe up the leak in the Monet exhibition.
2 The number of floors in the addition Wellington’s City Gallery calls its ”new tower development.”
4 The number of public art museum directors who have been at their posts for less than six months.
6 The number of dealer galleries to have closed their doors over the last six months.
62.5 The percentage of Te Papa board members (including the chair) who will have to be appointed before 31 August this year.
7 The number of solo publications by Justin Paton listed on
33 The number of years Art New Zealand has been publishing.
125 The cost in dollars to attend the gala opening of the Auckland Art Fair on 30 April.
130 The number of public artworks in Wellington according to Frances Sutton’s book Art & About.
6420 The number of hits the phrase Billy Apple gets on Google.
250,000 The cost in dollars of Flour Power a sculpture by Regan Gentry erected last year on Christchurch’s Stewart Plaza.

sources: Sunday Star Times, City Gallery, The Press, Te Papa