The Messenger a spectacular new work by internationally lauded artist Sam Jinks. The sculpture is inspired by a statue of the Greek goddess Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon (now in the British Museum).
Sam Jinks' commission was made possible by the support of the Victorian Government and philanthropists Peter and Mary Mitrakas. It was produced as part of a cross cultural partnership between the Hellenic Museum and the Benaki Museum Athens.
The Messenger is the second major art commission by the Hellenic Museum and follows the unique ONEIROI installation by artist Bill Henson which also inspired dialogue between the aesthetics of the ancient past and today.