At just over twelve metres high, Athena is the tallest bronze sculpture in the United Kingdom. Athena was made at the Zahra Modern Art Foundries, formerly Morris Singer, which has produced some of the world’s most famous monumental sculptures including the bronze lions in Trafalgar Square.

The sculpture was unveiled on 5 July 2012 on the Connaught Bridge Road, Silvertown, London Borough of Newham. Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, described the project as “a symbol of the incredible regeneration happening in the borough (…) with Newham swiftly becoming an exciting new cultural destination in the heart of the east end”.