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!
Helen Timbury's exhibition at Drouin Bakery and Cafe in Drouin arts centre
I also am aiming to have a variety of birds and dogs for Derinya primary school( frankston sth) art show in July
and I have started working on pieces for a portrait show at the West Gippsland Art centre in August.
My trip to Thailand to work with other sculptors and artists at two universities over 19th Jan to the 3rd Feb has just finished and a really interesting and exciting time it was.I have put up lots of photos on Facebook and done a page of brief description under exhibitions on this site...I did make two pieces that are still over there on show.
I am now a Grand father( probably not so grand really) of Eleanor Rachael Edelman...born to Kathleen and David.
There is an artical by me in the winter issue of The Lifestyle magazine... look out for it.
I have added a page to this site of the dates of tourist attractions over the next few months and I am adding to it so just have a look there as well
I have also been working 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
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 is in YarragonBaw 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
And of course Mingara Gallery at Cowes , Phillip Island Mingara Gallery
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.