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, a luthier and artist, 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. The gallery will kick off with Nick’s latest exhibition, Music Is My Muse, on 30 October 2021, Melbourne Cup long weekend.

The gallery 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 from the opening date.