I had this flyer made for the sculpture garden.. 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!

click here for flyer for sculpture garden front

click here for map on back of sculpture garden flyer








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 at my place and you are welcome to drop in anytime!

Latest News

Well the shed/ Gallery has been delivered( Thanks Sean of Fair Dinkum Sheds), septic tank has been installed,( Thanks Mark Wilson and team) concreters have come and laid the concrete( Thanks Paul and Matt Jensz) and the shed might go up later next week.. this is for the new shed/Gallery which has taken a year to get to this stage...Yay finally.

I deliver pieces tomorrow to the Sandy Point Art show.I have 2 pigs done for the Truffle association meeting, and a piece made for the Blarney Books show.

I have started doing workshops as part of the Neerim Sth Bower project . I have added the result in the exhibitions page and hopefully will update it as we go along.

The Jindivick sculpture show is coming up.in May . last year I did the organisation and this year Graham Duell is doing that task.Forms for the show are available from him at:g_duell@bigpond.com

Also on the Jindivick Home page where you can enter online!.

 jindivick.com.au  home pageJindivick page

Here is my new brochure "where the heck is Jindivick"which tells people how to get here and also has a range of things to do around the area.click here for the new where the heck is Jindivick flyer

I have started on a series of pages , More than 10 things to do around....and so far I have done Jindivick and Drouin. They are in the tourist section of the website.

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

Sunday 13 April
Baw Baw Blues Club Jam
Monthly Jam sessions for lovers of Blues Music held on the second Sunday of the month
Venue: Darnum Hotel
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Enquiries: Angelo 0448 988 036
Email: bb.bluesclub@gmail.com

Sunday 13 April
Drouin Lions Club Antiques & Collectables Fair
Drouin Lions Club proudly presents the 8th annual Antiques & Collectables Fair featuring antiques,
fine china, decorative arts, glass, Australian pottery, ceramics, linen and lace and interesting
Lunch, morning and afternoon teas available.
Come along and have a great day out with all the family.
Venue: Drouin Secondary College
Location: Main South road, Drouin
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Admission: $5 per person. All profits go back to the local community.

Sunday 13 April
Nickelby At Darnum’s Garden Party
Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of garden party food, local wines, music by Sue & Colin Parrish
and the very first Nickelby Designs fashion parade with two of our very well-known artists fulfilling
the role of models. Angela’s range is made exclusively from Alpaca, totally 100% Australian made
and sourced. Join in the fun as Nickelby Designs is launched onto the “world stage” in the lovely
picturesque setting of Nickelby At Darnum. Great opportunity for the ladies to leave the children
with their dads and come and have a girl’s afternoon. This event is not suitable for children as
entering the alpaca paddocks or wandering around the farm won’t be available on the day due to
insurance constraints
Venue: Nickelby At Darnum
Location: 308 Darnum Shady Creek Road Darnum
Time: 2.00pm – 5pm
Price: $25 per person which includes food and entertainment and 1st glass of wine. Further wine can
be purchased from Kouark Wines. Desserts by Decadent Dessert Company.
Visit our website for more details: www.nickelbyatdarnum.com.au
Phone for ticket sales: Angela 03 5627 8121 or 0419 550 301
Bookings are essential

Sunday 13 April
High Tea
Delight in a selection of savoury treats, freshly baked scones, delicate pastries, sumptuous cakes and
irresistible house made slices. A glass of sparkling wine and a pot of your favourite brewed tea will
add to the experience.
This event will be held every second Sunday of the month.
Venue: The Warragul Club
Location: 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: $35 per person
Enquiries: 5623 1520

Sunday 13 April
Community Clearing Sale
Darnum Ellinbank Fire Brigade will stage its annual Community Clearing Sale with great opportunities
for bargains for the whole family. Sale items will include quality farm and garden machinery,
antiques, collectables, tools and household items.
Food available all day
Good condition items are required for donation or sale on commission (No beds, mattresses, TV’s or
All proceeds to the Darnum Ellinbank Fire Brigade
Venue: Ellinbank Football Ground
Location: Warragul Korumburra Road, Ellinbank
Time: 10am
Entry: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: Paul Wilms 0428 595 736, Doug Peachy 0418 515 162

Sunday 13 April
‘The Xheka Quartet Gypsy Jazz Band’
Every Sunday kick back and relax at Gypsy Creek Winery to the strains of flamboyant band ‘The
Xheka Quartet Gypsy Jazz Band.’
Venue: Gypsy Creek Winery
Location: 43 School Road, Labertouche
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: Mary 5628 7679 or 5628 7751

Sunday 13 April
Native Creative Cooking School
Just back from a cooking school in Malaysia, Julie is planning to infuse an Asian twist to her cooking
classes. They will still showcase the sensational flavours of Australian native foods and show how
easy it is to add them to your own cooking. Learn how to create some unique dishes with Julie’s new
Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: 540 Tynong North Road, Tynong North
Time: 10am – 2.30pm
Cost: Lunch, garden & nursery tour $95
Enquiries: Julie Whitehead 5942 8580
E: prfinfo@dcsi.net.au

Wednesday 16 April
“April at Aprils”
Gippsland Women in Business will be showcasing functional artwork by Jeff and Jeanette Hyde at
Moving Pictures Studio/Gallery. Jeanette will share her story and show us some of the contemporary
and unusual function artwork that she and Jeff are creating.
April Pyle will share some of her journey through photography into the world of contemporary art
and sculpture and industrial and vintage furniture in her exciting, eclectic
workplace/gallery/showroom. This will be a great evening for networking and will get you inspired to
Venue: Moving Pictures/Gallery
Location: Alfred Street, Warragul (over the train tracks on south side).
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: Finger food and drinks $25. Tea & coffee extra.
RSVP by Monday 14 April
Nicola 5623 6500, 0427 514 730
Shelley: shelleyw@dcsi.net.au

Thursday 17 April
The Last Supper Revisited
What was the first Easter about?
Jesus explained the night before he was executed. Come to hear the story at a delicious ‘Last Supper’
roast dinner. This is an event for those interested in knowing and understanding more about
Christian belief
Venue: Warragul Anglican Church
Location: 100 Victoria St, Warragul
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: $10 per person (entry by ticket only)
Enquiries & Ticket purchases: 5622 3503

Friday 18 – Monday 21 April
Walhalla Easter Art Show 2014
The Walhalla Heritage & Development League with the support of Trafalgar Community Bank run
this annual art show to raise money to preserve the history and heritage of this unique gold mining
town. This year it is for a new genealogical research centre.
Features oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours, pencil, mixed media and photography categories.
Enquiries: Barbara Hood 5127 8101
Email: walhallaeasterartshow@gmail.com

Friday 18 April
White Room Live – Daniel Calabro
* Guitar/Instrumental
Venue: Red Fox Gallery & Café, Old Drouin Butter Factory
Location: Main South Road, Drouin
Time: 7.30pm
Meal bookings: Wendy Olsen 0466 441 855
Enquiries: Des Hughes desh@whiteroomlive.com.au

Friday 18 April
‘Karavarna Flamenca’ @ Gypsy Creek Winery
Every third Friday of the month, Spanish band ‘Karavarna Flamenca’ will entertain diners with their
fiery Spanish, Flamenco and Cuban music.
Venue: Gypsy Creek Winery
Location: 43 School Road, Labertouche
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: $65 pp for 3 course set menu
Bookings essential
Bookings: 5628 7679 or 5628 7751

Good Friday 18 April
The Way To The Cross
Retrace the Way To The Cross through the dramatization of key events of the Easter story. A cross
will be carried down Smith St, stopping at several points for dramatized readings, covering the arrest
of Jesus through to his death and resurrection. A brief message will be presented as the cross is
erected at the intersection of Victoria and Smith streets.
Venue: Smith St, Warragul
Location: Warragul CBD
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Enquiries: Chris Cohen 0408 514 265

Friday 18 April
The Amazing Race
Voyage Fitness is staging The Amazing Race to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.
Activities on offer at this family fun day include free coffee and hot cross buns and an Easter egg
hunt. Easter Bunny will visit at 11am. No fitness level required. Register now!
Venue: Voyage Fitness Centre
Registration: 5623 1455

Saturday 19 April
Drouin Craft & Produce Market
Third Saturday of the month
Offers fresh produce, clothing, jewellery, plants, preserves, hot food and much more.
Venue: Civic Park
Location: Young Street, Drouin
Time: 8.00am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: John Tricarico 0419 428 564

Saturday 19 April
Warragul Farmers’ Market
This authentic Farmers’ Market will be a place for people to meet and support local farmers and
producers and to buy a huge range of fresh and homemade food.
More than 50 stallholders will be selling their locally - grown, locally - made products from bread to
cheese, olive oil, fresh fruit and vegetables and much more.
Venue: Civic Park Warragul
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Saturday 19 April
Old Gippstown Community Market
Art & craft, plants, trash & treasure, jewellery, books, party plan stalls.
Something for everyone.
Venue: Old Gippstown
Location: Lloyd Street, Moe
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: 5127 3082

Sunday 20 April
‘The Xheka Quartet Gypsy Jazz Band’
Every Sunday kick back and relax at Gypsy Creek Winery to the strains of flamboyant band ‘The
Xheka Quartet Gypsy Jazz Band.’
Venue: Gypsy Creek Winery
Location: 43 School Road, Labertouche
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: Mary 5628 7679 or 5628 7751

Sunday 20 April
Emerald Lake Park Easter Treasure Hunt
Come along to Emerald Lake Park to enjoy a free Easter Treasure Hunt on Easter Sunday.
Collect a Treasure Hunt form from the park’s environment centre, Lakeside station, café or model
railway and set off on an adventure to find out more about the park. Once complete, the form can
be swapped at any of the above locations for some ‘eggcellent’ treasure. Why not make a day of it
and enjoy all the park has to offer?
Venue: Emerald Lake Park
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: 5945 0400

Sunday 20 April
Easter Sunday Service & Family Celebration in Civic Park
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for toddlers, kinder & primary aged children at 10.00 am
Easter Service in the park with song, drama, message and puppets at 10.30 am
Family Celebration at 11.30 am with a giant Easter Egg Chase, sausage sizzle, hot cross buns, jumping
castles, face painting, balloon twisting, craft and more. All free
Venue: Civic Park
Location: Warragul
Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Enquiries: Glenn 0438 038 965

Monday 21 April
Lang Lang Rodeo
This is the 71st Annual Rodeo held on Easter Monday. It features dog high jump, food stalls and
This year they will be fund raising for the Heart Lung Transplant Trust.The promised thrills and spills
begins with the junior and ladies barrel races, team roping, bareback and lots more. The day will
culminate in the thrilling bullride event.
Venue: Lang Lang Showgrounds
Time: 10am
Entry: Adults $25, Kids 15 & under Free
Enquiries: 5997 5006

There is a mention of the sculpture garden in the recent artical in the Age( 6 things to do around Neerim South) artical n Neerim sth

I am often asked what else there is around Jindivick so I have had Helen Timbury make a 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 phamplet which will link the wineries, art sites in a trail  and also list the accommodation places... a 20 page booklet

art wine trail cover
.click 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 in YarragonBaw 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

 Frances Keevil Gallery in Sydney Frances Keevil Gallery

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

Yarram Courthouse Gallery Goat Island Gallery near inverloch 


  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.