Fed Square is transforming into an immersive French wonderland this winter

Fed Square is transforming into an immersive French wonderland this winter

The Knot – a large-scale immersive artwork never-before-seen in Australia by French artist Cyril Lancelin – arrives this week.

Melbourne’s favourite cultural hub, Fed Square, is set to take your breath away with its stunning French-inspired winter pop-up.

The key takeaways

  • Fed Square is going to light up the winter night with a bold, large-scale, immersive experience by French artist Cyril Lancelin
  • Enhance your sensory experience of The Knot with a special Knot-themed dish or drink
  • There will also be live music, an outdoor cinema, workshops and giveaways

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Taking centre-stage is a bold, large-scale, immersive artwork, never before seen in Australia from French artist Cyril Lancelin – ‘The Knot’.

Based on a knitting node or trefoil knot, with several nodes juxtaposed and connected by a continuous line, this immersive installation is designed to both fill a space and divide it into different sections, becoming a maze of passages that invite you to bend down, step over, and weave through to get around. As you experience this artwork, you also become part of it as your movements diverge and intersect with those of others.

The huge knot will illuminate Fed Square through the entirety of the festival from Thursday 15 July to Sunday 5 September, launching following Bastille Day – France’s national day – on July 15.

That’s only just the beginning of the French celebrations which continue that weekend at Fed Square for the Bastille Day French Festival and right through until September.

You’ll be able to enhance your sensory experience of The Knot with a special dish, dessert or drink!
While Fed Square is awash in glorious pink light, punters can drop in at one of the many bars, restaurants and cafes to complete your Knot sensory experience! From sipping a classic French martini, and dining on a delicious rosewater rice pudding, or going the whole-hog and enjoying a full-blown French-inspired six-course degustation: they’ve got it all! And throughout the season of The Knot, Fed Square are also giving away special offers on many of these menu items, so keep your eyes peeled!

From August 27–September 5, Fed Square will up the Frenchy Weekends celebrations in partnership with Alliance Française de Melbourne, featuring the Frenchy Weekends Film Festival, Frenchy Fed Free Workshops (including a boozy Monet and Mimosas painting session), live music and giveaways.

For a look at the full program, head here.