People are using the bank account transfer system to pay for items purchased

 Please note there are two different accounts for different purposes

 If you are paying for Paintings and works from the Red Tree Gallery




 andf if you are paying for pieces of Laurie Collins work either from the sculpture Garden or the galler




Thank you.. just makes it easier keeping track of what money belongs to who. Good on ya

 I had this flyer made for the sculpture garden and gallery.. designed by Helen Timbury doesnt it look good!

I have just added this as a pdf as some people wish to use it as a gift certificate.... I must get around to making one!

2015 garden and gallery flyer

2015 garden and gallery back( and map)








Welcome to Laurie Collins Creative Chaos

Reflections by Laurie Collins


Recycled metal sculptures, garden sculptures, junk sculptures, unique furniture, fun metal animals, and lots of other "stuff"  are the sort of things I make. I am a Victorian Regional Artist( note the capitals) and I live in a great part of the state.( Jindivick)( near Drouin and Warragul). I have been developing a sculpture garden and gallery at my place and you are welcome to drop in anytime!

I am on facebook and lauriecollins1 on instagram

Latest News.

The new show at the gallery is Ros Godman's not one but many, paintings on large panels of groups of animals, Opened sunday Dec 4th and goes til the 30th ..Ros Godman video for exhibition Dec 2016

This weekend I have Rokeby market and a full weeks work replacing what sold at Kingston last Saturday

The Warragul Art Market has returned to Civic Park . Here is a short video I have made of the market warragul arts market

I have also made a small video of Jindi market see here:Jindi Market video

I have finished a small video on more than 10 things to do around Jindivick..uploaded to You tube....!!!more than 10 things Jindivick video

I have an ad in this wonderful magazine this season Gippsland Magazine link

Here is a small clip that reknowned comic/comedian Damian Callinan did when they visited the sculpture garden in 2014

click here to view video on visit by Damian Callinan to the sculpture Garden

Inside view of gallery at first event

Lots of good things happening around the area over the next few weeks. Look down further on this page for a list.

Our latest trip was in January in 2015 to Thailand for a Thai art workshop at Raja Mangala University with about 50 international artists and 150 thai artists. Another stimulating and exciting experience. Marian accompanied me this time and she has taken more photos than you could imagine.. just ask if you'd like to of artists at Thai Art workshop

2015 piece.

She also did this small video of me now uploaded to youtube.Laurie creating sculpture at Poh Chang academy


Here is the  page done by Stacey Rosentreter for the Jindivick Progress association.

Jindivick page

I have started on a series of pages , More than 10 things to do around....and so far I have done Neerim Sth, Jindivick, Noojee and Drouin and Warragul

I have done a video of more than 10things to do around Jindivick.. type jindivick into youtube!

click here for the new where the heck is Jindivick flyer

Click here for more than 10 things to do around Warragul Pamphlet.

Click here for more than 10 things to do around Drouin Pamphlet

Click here for more than 10 things to do around Noojee Pamphlet


Click here for more than 10 things to do around Jindivick Pamphlet.

  and here is the video........more than 10 things Jindivick video


Click here for more than 10 things to do around Neerim Sth


more than 10 things to do around Yarragon/ Darnum and here is the video to go with it

10 things to do around Yarragon Darnum


here is the pamphlet click here for 10 things to do from Tynong to Longwarry

and here is the accompanying video    more than 10 things to do from Tynong to Longwarry

They are also in the tourist section of the website.

As to whats on in the area for the next month or so  here is Maree Wallaces summary.

Sunday 27 November – Friday 23 December
Sally’s Indigo World

Sally Everett is a renowned West Gippsland artist specialising in textures. Sally’s work explores the
vibrant colours and textiles that result from eco-dyeing and hand weaving with natural fibres. She is
particularly inspired by the Japanese use of nori resist with Indigo dye. Sally’s works with this
medium encompasses Art Deco landscapes, Japanese Wisteria and the Moderne art of Piet
Mondrian. Please come and join us for a wonderful exhibition.
Venue: Meeniyan Art Gallery
Location: 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan
Opening: 2.00pm

Wednesday 30 November – Sunday 29 January
Threads – R – Us Exhibition

Venue: Yarragon Station Gallery
Location: Princes Highway, Yarragon
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Open Days: Wednesday – Sunday
More details to come


Thursday 8 December
Baw Baw Poetry Group

This is a regular get - together for anyone interested in reading, reciting or revelling in poetry.
Held on the second Thursday of the month. Newcomers welcome!
Venue: Middels Restaurant
Location: Princes Highway, Drouin
Time: 7.00pm
Enquiries: Liz Dorsett 0428 775 033

Thursday 8 December
Live Love Home with Jo Ferguson

Interior designer extraordinaire Jo Ferguson will lead you through the current trends, tips and tricks
for sprucing up your home or rental property.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 6.30pm – 8.15pm
Bookings free but essential.
Phone 5625 1564 or

Thursday 8 December
Lord of the Flies

Melbourne Arts Centre is providing an exciting opportunity for young male dancers to learn new
skills at its dance/theatre workshop, to explore their potential interest in dance and to interact with
professional dance artists. The workshops encourage raw physicality, vocalisation and creativity.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 11.00am
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential. Contact Kellie Phillips: 5624 2456

Friday 9 December
Moe Racing Club Twilight Christmas Party

Celebrate the festive season with friends, family, work mates at our Twilight Christmas Party, with
all-inclusive marquee packages available.
Venue: Moe Racing Club
Location: 1 Waterloo Road, Moe
Enquiries: 5120 1323/0488 161 979

Friday 9 December & Sunday 11 December
West Gippsland Chorale Christmas Concert 2016

Features the Chorale Premiere: ‘The Gippsland Carol’ by Jim Connelly and Brian Chapman.
Venue: Wesley of Warrragul
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: Friday: 8.00pm
Sunday 2.30pm
Tickets: At the door ….Adults $30, Concession $25, School Children Free
Need2read, Victoria Street, Warragul
Enquiries: Sally 0406 321 312

Saturday 10 December
Rokeby Community Market

Held on the second Saturday of every month from September – May, this market features produce,
craft and plants.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Venue: Rokeby Reserve
Location: Brandy Creek Road, Rokeby
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Rhiannon 5626 8523

Saturday 10 December
Christmas Singers

Local school students as well as students studying music and singing will perform a fun range of new
and traditional Christmas carols and songs outside the Library. Come along on Saturday morning to
support local youngsters and hear some festive music – a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: 5622 2848

Sunday 11 December
Demonstration Derby and Eliminator Cup for Standard Saloons

This spectacular event offers Mini Sprints, Divi 2 Hot Rods, Boost 2 Drive Junior Standard Series,
Ladies Standards, VSC Sports Sedans, VSC Unlimited. Free jumping castle for the kids.
Venue: Drouin Speedway
Location: 140 Main Jindivick Road, Drouin West
Time: Racing starts at 11am.

Sunday 11 December
KooWee Market

The Koo Wee Rup CFA and Koo Wee Rup CWA have partnered together to coordinate the
community market for 2016. It will now be held on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
Stall holders wanted!
Venue: Cochrane Park
Location: Cnr Rossiter Rd and Sybella Avenue, Koo Wee Rup.
Time: 8.00am – 1.30pm
Enquiries: 0418 289 847

Sunday 11 December
Moana Family Fun Day

Advanced screening * colouring in * face painting * games and activities
Moana, the feisty teenage daughter of a chief, sails off across the open Pacific Ocean on an epic
adventure to save her people. Joined by the energetic, less-than-humble , once-powerful demigod
Maui, Moana discovers her own identity on the mission, which also pits her against impossible odds
and enormous monsters. Rated PG but some scenes may scare young children.
Venue: Warragul Cinema
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Enquiries: 5622 1399

Friday 16 December
Function at the Junction – Christmas BBQ

Join in the community fun with a Christmas BBQ organised by the Neerim Junction Hall Committee.
Bread and sausages will be supplied but bring a plate to share. BYO drinks.
Venue: Neerim Junction Hall
Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Friday 16 December
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Twilight Market

This special Christmas twilight market will have a festive feel with a visit from Santa in a fire truck as
well as the usual range of local produce, arts and crafts. Many of the shops will stay open for late
night trading.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 4.00am – 8.00pm
Enquiries: Gaye 0427 342 430

Friday 16 December
A Gaslight Christmas

Celebrate more than 35 years of Gaslight Christmas concerts around Australia with our traditional
Daylight Entertainment Christmas Show. It features traditional Christmas carols with contemporary
Christmas songs spiced with Gaslight’s great humour.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 11am
Tickets: Full $24, Concession $21, U/18 $16, Members $20, Daylight Package $15
Bookings: 5624 2456

Saturday 17 December
Drouin Craft & Produce Market

Third Saturday of the month
Offers fresh produce, clothing, jewellery, plants, preserves, hot food and much more. This special
Christmas Market offers live music by John Stevens on keyboard and Jack Pretty on bass. Santa will
arrive at 10.00am.
Venue: Civic Park
Location: Young Street, Drouin
Time: 8.00am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: John Tricarico 0419 342 489

Saturday 17 December
Warragul Farmers’ Marke
Held on 3rd Saturday of every month. This authentic Farmers’ Market is a place to meet and support
local farmers and producers and to buy a huge range of fresh and handmade food. It offers live
music, ready to eat food by some of the best in the region including organic vegetables, artisan
bread, cheese and much more. There is also amazing coffee, chai and lots of space to relax and catch
up with friends.
Venue: Civic Park Warragul
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Saturday 17 December
Warragul Arts Market

A vibrant market encompassing 60 artists, artist demonstrations, art activities and live
music/performances. This market is run in conjunction with Warragul Farmers Market.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Saturday 17 December
Tinkerbell and The Dream Fairies

Presented by The Australian Shakespeare Company, Tinkerbelle and The Dream Fairies is set in the
magical world of Fairy Land. This magical show transports audience members into the world of song,
dance and magic.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 4.00pm and 7.00pm
Tickets: $22. Children U/2 free
Bookings: 5624 2456

Monday 19 December
Warragul Community House Christmas Party 2016

Come and join in this fun and inclusive Christmas party. BBQ – meat, salad, fruit and drink supplied.
Venue: Eastern Park
Location: Cambridge Drive, Warragul
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
RSVP 12th December – if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know.
Phone: 5623 6032

Sunday 25th Dec Xmas day Your place

Mon 26th Dec Boxing day Races Drouin

Wednesday 28 December – Sunday 1 January 2017
Beyond the Valley Festiva
The huge line-up of around 66 acts includes Chance the Rapper, the Grammy-nominated deep house
producer ZHU, Jessica Cerro better known as Montaigne, Sticky Fingers (a melting pot of reggae,
psych, pop and bourbon) and multi ARIA winning singer songwriter Ladyhawke.
Tickets on sale now.
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: Burnt Store Road, Lardner
January 2017

Saturday 7 January
Trafalgar Arts Marke
Baw Baw Arts Alliance presents Trafalgar Arts Market to be held on the first Saturday of each month
from October to March.
Experience all the local arts community has to offer at this free cultural event. Artisan stalls include
painting, printmaking, illustrations, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, photography, woodwork, furniture,
fibre work, knitting, metalwork, handmade jewellery and clothing.
Venue: HMS Victory Park
Location: Trafalgar Railway Station
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Wendy 0407 710 180

Thursday 12 January
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Mash-Up – School Holiday Program

We’ve got all your favourite characters covered in our Bricks 4 Kidz Mash-Up. We’ll have all kinds of
building options from each of our most popular themes: Minecraft, Super Heroes, Star Wars,
Teenage Brick Turtles and more!
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm
Bookings free but essential. Visit
Phone: 5622 2848
This session will be repeated at Drouin Library on Thursday 19 January. Time 11.00am – 12.30pm.

Friday 13 January
Straw Bridge Construction – School Holiday Program

Can you build a bridge out of straws and only straws? How much weight will it hold? Find the answer
and get involved in this group activity as part of the School Holiday Program.
Venue: Northern Mobile Library Trafalgar.
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Bookings free but essential.

Saturday 14 January
Rokeby Community Market

Held on the second Saturday of every month from September – May, this market features produce,
craft and plants.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Venue: Rokeby Reserve
Location: Brandy Creek Road, Rokeby
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Rhiannon 5626 8523

I am often asked what else there is around Jindivick so I have had Helen Timbury make a Jindivick tourist map. It is available at most of the businesses in town and also at the sculpture garden... but it is also here if you want to download it Click here for Jindivick tourist map

There is an artical by me in the latest issue of Gippsland( the lifestyle) magazine... look out for it.

I  also  worked with Helen Timbury to create a Wine art Trail phamplet which will link the wineries, art sites in a trail  and also list the accommodation places... a 20 page bookletart wine trail here for wine and art tourist trail This has also been reprinted by the shire( with updates)  

Sue Kiernan and Bec Van Dyk made this little clip of me for the Emotion meet E art show at Yarragon... 6 minutes of me rambling on but the photos be Bec are Fantastic... mostly.. somehow she has made me look overweight and old.... dont know how that could have happened

.Laurie collins you tube clip

.. the Baw Baw Arts Alliance arts Hub is at the Yarragon Railway Station Baw Baw Arts Alliance If you are passing through do stop in and have a look as it shows many local artists.The girls

 There is also work at:

Gary Miles Bradley Hall gallery Old telegraph rd west RokebyGary Miles Art

 Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon( Vic)town and country Gallery Yarragon Victoria

Yarram Courthouse GallerGoat Island Gallery near inverloch 

Wonthaggi artspace Wonthaggi


  My work has been seen and sold throughout Australia and internationally, and most people know that each piece is unique and quite popular. ;  The distinctive "Laurie Collins" styling is reflected throughout the vast range of artwork I produce, from painting to drawing and my core junk sculpture work.

 I am active in the local community and I support the many art shows and community events within Gippsland and surrounding regions.  Jindivick is where I live and it is a beautiful setting in which to work and you can do worse than come and visit as there are lots of  local artists and other local attractions. Have a look at the "local events and artists" by clicking on the local attractions link provided.

 Having taught for 30 years I am now a full-time artist, Have a look at the blog to get an idea of what I am doing more or less day by day. 

Latest Works

A selection of recent works can be seen below.  To view the full range of my artwork please click on the link below.