Phlegm's "Mausoleum of the Giants" 03/15-04/06

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Opening weekend:
Friday 15th 6-9pm
Saturday 16th 11am-6pm
Sunday 17th 11am-5pm
Sheffield’s adopted son Phlegm has created work on a new, grander scale. Taking over the architecture with his murals and changing the entire field of view with his visuals, he has produced an incredible, immersive sculptural installation. Massive sculptures occupy halls, corridors and rooms of an abandoned factory with their cumbersome bodies. Mausoleum of the Giants is a thrilling extension of Phlegm’s ongoing efforts to intertwine his surreal and highly imaginative work with existing deteriorating structures.

Sheffield as the stage for this epic showcase was no accident. With local industrial buildings often forming the backdrop for his murals in the city, an old factory complex is the perfect location for presenting such a poetic and personal undertaking and bringing Phlegm's iconic characters to life. Imagined as beings whose life spans over thousands of years, these peaceful beasts have seen rivers erode and mountains change. With their final days coming slowly but surely, the giants are ready for their eternal rest, giving everyone enough time to meet them, mourn them and make peace with their ending.

Written by Sasha Bogojev

Mausoleum of the Giants will be open to the public Friday 15 March 15-Saturday 6 April 2019 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
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So it goes...
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:39 pm

So it goes...
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:56 pm

show looks pretty insane from the pics I've seen... congrats to those who get to attend!
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:58 pm

Hopefully there will be a virtual tour like there was with his previous installation.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:59 pm

haven wrote:
phlegm_art wrote: The monumental carved stone made by the very talented @steverochestone for the entrance to my new show mausoleum of the giants in Sheffield. #phlegmgiants
phlegm_art wrote: Friday the 15th. Eye Witness Works, Milton Street, Sheffield S3 7WJ #phlegmgiants see link in my profile for any info you may need.
notbanksyforum wrote: Phlegm's 'Mausoleum of the Giants' opens to the public tomorrow... SHEFFIELD UK
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:02 pm

Should be one heck of a show.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:02 pm

chrismsaunders wrote: Been a great pleasure to document the creation from scratch of Phlegm’s upcoming sculpture installation in Sheffield. Normally these creatures & characters are found on the walls of various cities all over the world, so it’s great to have him back in Sheffield, the place where he built up his reputation. Not apparent in this pic is the headache I got while trying to light this scene..
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I first photographed him a couple of years ago for the Feature Walls street art festival, so I may as well plug those pics as well.
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Mausoleum of the Giants starts 15th March...somewhere in Sheffield.
chrismsaunders wrote: Phlegm. Mausoleum of the Giants, somewhere in Sheffield from March 15th..
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 am

mlwells04 wrote:Snapped a few photos tonight from the opening. I'll post a few more when I get a chance to upload from my camera

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Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am

Looks like an incredible show and I am envious of those who get to be there and check it out in person. The sheer size of these creations in astounding. This guy always impresses!! :clap:
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:24 pm

30 mins to doors, about 125 people in line. :clap:
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:25 pm

This Guy is incredible,the show if you get chance to see it is beyond everything you could imagine.
Here are a few snaps of how it unfolded. Utmost respect he is so talented and deserves ultimate recognition for this.
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm

This show is insane. Someone bring me back a print :drool:
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:38 pm

glad to see mikey’s still contributing
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:50 pm

Definitely ones of the best things I’ve experienced. Line was capped at close to 350 to get everyone into the room
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:04 pm

Would love to see it.

Any chance of prints making it online?
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