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!
Welcome to Laurie Collins Creative Chaos
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!
For the month of August at the West Gippsland Arts centre a group exhibition called" Prominitions" will showcase a range of artists and their response to Wilsons Prom. I will have a number of watercolours in it and other artists will be Jessie McLennan, Sandy Ward, Melanie Crookson, Travis Wiltshire, Sue Acheson, Russell Handley, Zoe Clarke, Simon Griffin and others.It should be a lovely show for anyone who has been to Wilsons Prom and it opens Tuesday 5th Aug 7.00 to 8.30 and goes to the 29th Aug.
I have just dropped some work in to a small shop at Trentham( called art @Trentham) so if you are up that way have a look.We went up to see the Auld Langs Syne exhibition at Ballarat and this was very good. We also looked in at the Red Pepper Gallery at Daylesford and saw work from Darren Gilbert, Andrew Kasper and lots of other nice stuff..
Also I have another term of junk workshops again with new participants from the Neerim Bower project, I have added the result in the exhibitions page and will update it as we go along .
Now that it is finished I can show Judy MacKintosh's portrait of me which she entered in the Archibald Prize... needless to say she didnt win.. something to do with the subject being too ugly and unwashed...
The new Gallery on the sculpture garden now has stud walls added in by Aaron Thege the builder and he has done a lovely job. Wayne Lieshout came and looked over the gallery and will quote for plaster next week..
The New Jindivick Tourism sign is up and running. This is in the park next to the tennis courts and I did the metal work and Helen Timbury did the graphics all under instruction from the Jindivick Progress association
The travelling Jindivick sculpture show is still up at Mt Baw Baw including two of my pieces( Photo thanks to Caroline Hammond).
Well the shed/ Gallery(Jindivick Geesa Gallery( Gallery of established and emerging Studio Artists) has been completed ( 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) .. this is for the new shed/Gallery which has taken a year to get to this stage...It is now in sort of operation! Yay finally.
Here is the new page done by Stacey Rosentreter for the Jindivick Progress association.
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, Noojee and Drouin and Warragul
They are also 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.
Friday 1 August to mid august
Diversity in Print
Six accomplished printmakers come together to celebrate the art of print making. This beautiful exhibition features linocuts, etchings, wood engraving; framed and unframed, cards and other works on paper.
The public is warmly welcomed to this curated exhibition which will celebrate Bbaa's move to this exciting new venue. Join the artists, members and the wider arts community for nibbles and drinks in the Yarragon Station which is now the Station Gallery and Community Arts Hub. Featured artists include Gerard Dovey, Bob Hickman, Lisa Kurec, Jenny Peterson, Libby Schreiber and Helen Timbury.
Venue: The Station Gallery & Community Arts Hub
Location: Yarragon Railway Station
Time: Opening night 6pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm
Enquiries: 0490 173 103
Friday 1 August – Sunday 31 August
Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest
The Valley of the Gods shines in August with special lighting, moving images and sound. The display
occurs every night starting at 6.30pm. It’s free to view for all visitors to Walhalla. The theme for 2014
is ‘China’. Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest Light Trains Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th We have two services running on each of these nights. 6.00pm and 8.00 pm Book early to avoid disappointment.
Bookings via our website: www.visitwalhalla.com
Enquiries: 5165 6262Monday 11 August
Monday 11th August
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre – Auditorium
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Enquiries: Jayne McGoldrick 0419 232 553
Tickets: 1 session - Adult $5, Student $3
2 sessions - Adult $8, Student $5
Day Pass - Adult $12, Student $7
Season ticket - Adult $28, Student $13
Children under 12 free
Tuesday 12 August
Hot August Night
Enjoy a sumptuous two-course a la carte dinner for $40pp, including 3 standard drink vouchers per person, free entry and race books. Offers 12 greyhound races, full TAB coverage and bar facilities.
Minimum 8 people per table. Book now to reserve your table.
Venue: Warragul Greyhound Racing Club
Location: Howitt Street, Logan Park, Warragul
Enquiries: 5623 1867
Thursday 14 August – Saturday 16 August
Chairo Christian School is presenting the well-loved musical Annie, directed by Tracey Gaylard from White Oak Theatre.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Thursday 14, 7.30pm, Friday 15, 11am & 7.30pm, Saturday 16, 7.30pm
Tickets: Full $25, Concession $21, Family $85
Bookings: 5624 2456
Thursday 14 August
Join a group of Warragul women cyclists to raise funds in support of the Afghan Women’s National Cycling team and other projects benefitting women and girls in war-torn Afghanistan.
“Wadjda” is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia by a female Saudi film maker. It tells the story of a young girl determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue.
Venue: Warragul Cinema Centre
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Tickets: $20 includes supper after movie.
Enquiries: Kaylene Chaproniere velofille.wix.com/warragul2kabul
Friday 15 August
‘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
Cost: $65 pp for 3 course set menu
Bookings: 5628 7679 or 5628 7751
Friday 15 August
Neil Diamond Tribute Show
You are guaranteed a great night’s entertainment with this tribute to Neil Diamond and Dean Martin.
Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Location: Warragul Korumburra Road, Warragul
Cost: $49. Includes 2 course dinner and show.
Bookings: 5623 2211
Friday 15 August & Saturday 16 August
West Gippsland Music and Drama Eisteddfod – Instrumental Solos & Duets
Venue: Warragul Anglican Church
Location: 104 Victoria Street, Warragul
Enquiries: Lesley Buck 5623 4227 Email: email@example.com
David Steele 5623 1658 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16 August
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 16 August
Warragul Farmers’ Market
Third Saturday of month
A place for people to meet and support local farmers and producers and to buy a huge range of fresh
and handmade food.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Website: Warragul Farmers Market
Monday 18 August
Join library staff and a representative from the West Gippsland Genealogical Society for this special series of classes to help you grow your family tree and your knowledge of the amazing resources to be found on the ‘Ancestry Library Edition’ database. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Bookings essential. Phone 5622 2849
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 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 booklet
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
.. the Baw Baw Arts Alliance arts Hub has now moved and 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.
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.
A selection of recent works can be seen below. To view the full range of my artwork please click on the link below.