Hillier's 'Messenger' arrives in Plymouth
‘Messenger’ arrived in Plymouth this morning, after her 270-mile journey from the Welsh foundry where she was cast. The UK’s largest cast bronze sculpture is by artist Joseph Hillier and will be sited outside the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Once complete, 'Messenger' - nicknamed Bianca by the people of Plymouth, will measure seven metres high, nine metres wide and will weigh more than 10 tonnes. Transported in four sections, the sculpture will take two weeks to prepare before being put into position outside the Theatre Royal on 15th March.
Theatre Royal commissioned Cornish artist Joseph Hillier to create the piece, which was inspired by a split-second pose struck by an actor during a rehearsal for an award-winning production of Othello.
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