Art Exhibition

This year, we will feature artworks from two French artists at Federation Square. Discover their art and meet the artists during the festival!

  • Launch of Art Exhibition: Présent Progressif  by Simon Beuve

Simon Beuve is an exciting French artist who uses explosive colour and collage in his stunning paintings and murals. He has been commissioned to create a suite of paintings to fit various windows in the entry of the Atrium of Federation Square for the Bastille Day French Festival. 

The paintings will be launched on Friday night, 12 th July.

They can only be seen at the Bastille Day French Festival.

The artist will be at Federation Square on Saturday 13 July to talk about his work. Not to be missed!

  • Plastic Traps by Carolyn Cardinet

This art installation by French artist Carolyn Cardinet will be featured in the fracture Gallery, Deakin Theatre, on both days of the festival.

Plastic Traps 2019, is an installation made from found material including metal fan grids, fruit nettings and single-use plastic bottles.

French born Carolyn Cardinet is known for her temporal installation which heightens our consciousness towards climate crisis and presents us with the sense of urgency needed for each of us to promptly negate our daily sins regarding single-use plastics and therefor act on and towards a better environment for the generations to come.

Come and meet the artist on Friday 12 July at Federation Square!