• presents the school of symbolic realism. It holds exclusive rights to the work of the Italian artist Enrico Scotta and also shows young and emerging artists exploring different themes within symbolic realism.

• symbolises the concept of the Phoenix. Like the legendary magic bird that is said to rise from the ashes, the decaying villa has emerged anew. Enthroned on the façade of the villa is a sculpture of the Phoenix from which the gallery takes its name. The design of the recreation was carried out by Enrico Scotta.

• houses a wide range of sculptures and paintings embodying different interpretations of symbolic realism. The pieces on show combine the immediacy of representational art with the mystery of symbolism to engage the senses and the imagination in powerful new ways.