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The Messenger - Sam Jinks


The Messenger is a hyperrealist sculpture by internationally lauded artist Sam Jinks. Commissioned by, and on permanent exhibition at the Hellenic Museum, this artwork is inspired by an ancient statue of Greek messenger goddess Iris which once graced the west pediment of the Parthenon. This is the second major commission in the Hellenic Museum’s Dialogue Series, which asks contemporary artists to respond to the theme of Hellenism through their chosen medium.

The Messenger - Sam Jinks

1 Sep 2022 – 31 Dec 2023

Gallery Details

Hellenic Museum
280 William Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
T: (03) 8615 9016
E: info@hellenic.org.au
W: hellenic.org.au

Opening Hours
Open 10am – 4pm daily*
*Closed on public holidays 

Admission Prices
Adult – $12.00 
Concession* – $7.00
Children under 6 and carers FREE
*Concessions include valid national or international student ID, healthcare, senior or pensioner cards.

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.