Hellenic Museum, Melbourne
Opening 12 April 2019
A new major commission by Sam Jinks is now showing at the Hellenic Museum.
The Messenger is 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.