ART X MUSIC - A NEW ART GALLERY THAT’S ALL ABOUT MUSIC
In the middle of this incessant pandemic, where many businesses are closing down, a glimmer of something new emerging is music to our ears! The Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery is a small, independent gallery in regional Victoria that is about to open its doors to the public.
Nick Carpenter is a luthier and artist, and has created a very inviting gallery space, dedicated to the theme of music. He creates stunning 3D artworks that draw on the grit and glitz (and everything in between) of our musical culture.
Nick’s workshop, where he runs his guitar making courses, and the new art gallery, are located in Mount Franklin, a (Rolling) stones throw from Daylesford. The gallery will kick off with Nick’s latest exhibition, Music Is My Muse, on the 30 October 2021, Melbourne Cup long weekend. It will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm.
The exhibition will run until the end of November, after which the gallery will continue to open on weekends, with a changing array of Nick’s works on display. Drop in and have a chat with the artist and see some ‘notable’ art. There is a viewing window into the workshop where you may even catch a guitar-making course in progress.
If you are unable to make it to the exhibition you will be able to see Music Is My Muse online at www.wildwoodinstruments.com.au from the opening date.
Music Is My Muse by Nick Carpenter
Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery
11 Phillips Rd Mount Franklin, Victoria
Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm, 30 Oct–28 Nov 2021
See website for possible updates – www.wildwoodinstruments.com.au
About The Artist
Nick has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years. He is an instrument maker and has been in bands playing various instruments, as well as writing, performing and recording music. He has been running Wildwood Instruments since 1999, where he has made over a thousand instruments and taught hundreds of people the art of instrument making. His work as an artist is a love affair of ART X MUSIC. His visual art is based around musical instruments and themes surrounding music, a natural extension to his life’s passion. Bringing together the skills of luthier, musician and artist, he creates a very original and intriguing style of art. While the handcrafted instruments he makes are beautiful works of art, it is his visual art that speaks volumes. There is so much to be said about music and the enormous impact it has had on our culture, all throughout human civilisation. It is these emotional songs he sings with his art.
Image Caption – Artist Nick Carpenter in the Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery
Photographer – Jeffrey Chua
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Owner and luthier Nick Carpenter has been running Wildwood Instruments since 1999. Over 650 stringed instruments and thousands of percussion instruments have been made by Wildwood Instruments, including acoustic guitars, mandolins, travel guitars, ukuleles, dulcimers, weissenbabies, xylophones, bodhrans, fiddles, acoustic basses, shakers, rattlers and harpsichimes. Wildwood Instruments currently runs Electric Guitar Making Courses and Cigar Box Guitar Making Courses, and has taught hundreds of students the art of guitar making. The new Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery is another division of Wildwood Instruments, focusing on the intruiging intersection of ART X MUSIC, creating art based around the theme of music.