The first thing is the sheer volume of work on display. Floor to ceiling of painted jars containing all manner of mythical creatures, many of Phlegm's own signature characters but also a few guest appearance from some other big names in the graffiti / street art world. Your sucked down into this world of caged creatures, floating heads, amputated limbs and then you come out into a clearing, an open space where the characters and the animals are literally coming out of the walls! I don't think I've ever really seen a show like it, the paintings have this weird effect of creating their own reality, they exist in their own world but its a world you want to jump into. Or at least I did till I saw the bodies being flung about by a giant octopus! 'The Bestiary' has a perfect balance between the scary and the beautiful, a real highlight from a trip full of highs.
I don't know if Phlegm will ever make it this far North but if he ever does he is more than welcome to bring his unique characters with him, I've got a garden wall that could use a good beasting! You can keep an eye on Phlegm's work via facebook, his blog and you can see some more snaps of the show here and here.