Free Expression - art work by Nick Carpenter

It is with great sadness that I have to cancel my art exhibition. Even though there would be a low risk for visitors, as it was spread out over six hours per day for ten days, the escalation of COVID-19 over recent days is all too concerning. The Opening night, whilst the attendance would have been less than the current government restrictions, that may not be the case when the event would occur. It is in the best interests for everyone that this event be postponed to a safer time. Hopefully, if we make it through, I will plan for Spring 2020. Thanks for your support in these uncertain times.


A unique art exhibition inspired by musical instruments


10-19 April 2020 10am to 5pm
Wildwood Instruments Studio
11 Phillips Road
Mount Franklin, VIC
Opening Night 9 April from 6pm

Nick Carpenter has been a luthier for over 30 years, and has recently turned his hand to creating beautiful works of art from old, defunct musical instruments. INSTRUMENTATION is a unique exhibition showcasing sculptures and mixed media, drawn from a range of stringed, wind and percussion instruments. While Nick believes that they have been exquisite art forms in their prime, he has given them a new lease of life so they live on beyond their intended use. There will be some unusual new builds as well.

The exhibition will have over forty works on display, each telling their own story about these wonderful machines of music and our relationship with them. Included in the collection are “Trojan” and “PianoGuitar”, two award winning entries from the inaugural Piano Transformation Challenge in November 2019.

The exhibition will be held at the Wildwood Instruments workshop, the very space where these creations have come to life, and where Nick runs his Guitar Making Courses every month in Mount Franklin, near Daylesford, VIC.

Come visit INSTRUMENTATION from the Easter long weekend, where the exhibition will be open 10am to 5pm, 10-19 April 2020  

It is Free entry, with lots of parking available.

Hope you can make it!


If you are unable to make it, the exhibition will also be available on this page from 10 April 2020. where you will be able to see all the works.

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