October 15th, 2021Art X Music exhibition opens at Mt Franklin
NICK Carpenter’s Music Is My Muse exhibition will open at the Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery at Mount Franklin on the Cup Day long weekend, October 30.
Nick 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.
The exhibition will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm and when it finishes at the end of November, the gallery will continue to open on weekends, with a changing array of Nick’s works on display.
Everyone is welcome to drop in and have a chat with the artist and see some notable art. There is a viewing window into the workshop where people may be able to catch one of Nick’s guitar-making courses in progress.
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 1000 instruments and taught hundreds of people the art of instrument making.
His work as an artist is a love affair of what he calls “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.
Nick says 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 songs he sings with his art.
For those unable to make it to the exhibition, just head to Music Is My Muse online at www.wildwoodinstruments.com.au from the opening date.
Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery is at 11 Phillips Road, Mount Franklin.