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

Latest News.

Warragul Art Market coming up next Saturday.

 I have just gone through and renewed all the information signs on my outdoor sculptures so now they are easy to read.

I  have work at the sculpture in the vineyard show at Lucinda winery Leongatha til the end of January.It has lots of other local sculptors as well so check it out

We have also been invited to attend another Thai Art workshop in Bankok so we are making plans for that (next year).( 200 artists, 150 Thai artists and the rest from all around the world including me) We make art for three days and have a lot of interaction in the rest of the time.

Yay me ... just had a pacemaker fitted and I am now more alive. The heartrate was down to 28 beats a minute so now its back to sort of normal.

Rokeby Market is the second Saturday in the month

Warragul art Market is on again for 6 months on the third Saturday in the month. 



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..However it was selected to be part of the Hidden faces of the archibald show at The Hilton South Wharf in Melbourne.Now it will be on show at Yarragon Station Gallery as part of Judy's solo show  ..judy Mackintosh portrait

The new Gallery (Jindivick Red Tree 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's team came and did the plaster and we are nearly up to  the plumbers, the electrician( Paul from N-Zone) and  Gary from airconditioners -R -us man .

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

Jindivick.com.au  home 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 Neerim Sth, Jindivick, Noojee and Drouin and Warragul

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.

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

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.

Throughout January
Sculptures at Lucinda Estate Winery
Combining art appreciation and fine wine, Lucinda Estate Winery will host a sculpture exhibition this summer. P to 14 artists will be exhibiting in this wonderful environment, with gracious hosts and fantastic wine! Open daily throughout January, 1-5pm weekdays and 11:30-5pm weekends. Wine and pizza tastings available.
For more information contact Bob Hickman on 0439 303 244

Foot Golf at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links
In a Victorian first, the Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links has introduced Foot Golf, a combination of soccer and golf. Appealing to a younger audience, Foot Golf invloves kicking a soccer ball until it drops into a big hole, just like golf. A 9 hole course, the holes are positioned roughly half way from tee to green, so the game is much faster. Game fees are $10 for 9 holes.
Also available this summer, Twilight Golf. Enjoy a summer afternoon of golf every Wednesday from 3pm for only $14 per head.
Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links, 85 Stoney Creek Road, Upper Beaconsfield

 January 3, 11, 24 & 25
Live Music at Blue Gables Vineyard
Enjoy live music at the Blue Gables Vineyard this summer. Acts include Mike Elrington, Leigh Thomas, 6 Foot Over and more. To keep up to date visit the Blue Gables Facebook page.
Blue Gables Vineyard, 100 Lanigan Road, Maffra West Upper

January 17 & 18

Gippsland Gem Show
The Warragul and District Lapidary Club will be hosting the Combined Gippsland Gem Show. Held at the Yarragon Town Hall, all the Gippsland Gem Clubs will be represented, with displays and sales of interesting rocks, minerals, gems and fossils as well as hand crafted jewellery. For more information about the Gem Show or the Warragul and District Lapidary Club, email Ruth at wdlc@dcsi.net.au

Saturday 17 January
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 17 January
Warragul Arts Market

Held on the third Saturday of the month until March, this is a free cultural event where visitors can view and experience what the local arts community has to offer – painting, printmaking, illustrations, sculpture, ceramics, handmade jewellery and clothing. Visitors can also view demonstrating artists, live music and performers and hands-on creative art activities. Children most welcome.
Venue: Civic Park
Location: Albert Street, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Jessie McLennan 5626 7045

Saturday 17 January
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
Enquiries: erika@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au
Website: Warragul Farmers Market

Saturday 17 January
Baw Baw National Park Wildflower Wal
Visitors are invited to join the Friends of Baw Baw National Park for an enjoyable, informative wildflower walk through the snow gum woodlands of the Baw Baw Plateau. A botanist, ecologist and members of the Latrobe Valley Field Naturalist’ Club will accompany the Friends to interpret the
environment. A moderate level of fitness is required and you will need to bring your lunch, water, walking shoes and clothing suitable for an alpine environment including wet weather gear.
Time: Register at the DEPI offices at Parkers Corner near Rawson at 9am for a 9.30am departure.
Cost: Free
Enquiries: 5160 1312 or 5172 2186

Saturday 17 January
Baw Baw Summer Pools Dive In Movie

Bring along your noodles, pool lounge chairs and li-los for a night of splashing fun.
Music will be playing from 5pm – 9.30pm
BBQ running between 6.30pm and 7.30pm
Dive In Movie (The Lego Story) starts at 8.00pm. Popcorn available.
Cost: Normal pool entry fees apply. Movies will be postponed in event of bad weather (exceptRawson).
Saturday 17 January - Drouin Outdoor Pool, Sinclair Street, Drouin Phone: 5625 1560
Monday 19 January - Rawson Pool, Knotts Siding Road, Rawson Phone: 5165 3533
Tuesday 20 January - Thorpdale Outdoor Pool , Morwell Road, Thorpdale Phone: 5634 6355
Friday 23 January - Neerim South Outdoor Pool, Swaffields Lane, Neerim South Phone: 5628 1374

Sunday 18 January
Eastern Park Summer Series of Music

Join us for our inaugural Music in the Garden evenings. Bring along a picnic and settle in to listen to some wonderful local music in and around the Community Garden. More information to come.
Venue: Eastern Park Community Garden
Time: 4pm – 7.pm
Enquiries: Donna Hallam 0407 873 681, Email: treedin@iinet.net.au
Angela Greenall: 5624 3545, Email: angela.greenall@wghg.com.au

Sunday 18 January
Hill End Market

Held on third Sunday of January, March, September & November
Offers hand crafts, vege seedlings, homemade jams and preserves, Bowen therapies, wooden toys, locally produced quality jewellery, outdoor furniture, cupcakes, handmade gift cards, bric-a-brac, trash n treasure, Rawleigh’s products and more. Coffee, Devonshire teas, BBQ and cold drinks will be available.
Stalls available with shady options if hot.
Venue: Paynters Road, Hill End
Time: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Enquiries: Chris 5635 2256

Friday 23 January – Saturday 31 January
‘Ordinary Days’

Warragul Youth Theatre will explore a clever musical titled ‘Ordinary Days’. This will be a newadventure for the company as this performance is designed for an older audience.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Friday 23 and Friday 30 January - 8.00pm
Saturday 24 and Saturday 31 January - 3.30pm & 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $15, concession $10, Under 18 $10
Bookings: 5624 2456

Jan 25th Neerim District Show

entry $15 at Neerim Reserve, Tractor Pull, Old cars Kelpies lots of stuff.

January 24 & 25
Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta
It’s on again! The regatta features wooden dinghies once commonly sailed in Inverloch, around Victoria and Australia, but are now quite rare. A large number of wooden dinghies have been lost and it’s the aim of the Regatta to ensure that those remaining are valued. Last years Regatta was a huge success and generated widespread  interest in sailing and seaside history in the region. This year the Regatta will see two of Australia’s foremost sailors attending and participating in the Regatta, Jessica Watsom OAM and Tom King OAM.

January 25
Kilcunda Lobster Festival
A fun family event on the beautifull Kilcunda foreshore. Win a lobster on the spinning wheel, listen to live music, enjoy carnival rides and amusements, food and drinks, market stalls and emergency services displays. There is also an animal farm for all to enjoy.
Foreshore Carpark, Kilcunda

January 26
Australia Day Celebrations
Come along and enjoy your community celebrations this Australia Day, with activities and ceremonies in Pakenham, Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang.
Pakenham - Ceremony, kids entertainment, BBQ & more. 11am to 2pm. Cardinia Cultural Centre
Koo Wee Rup - Ceremeony & breakfast. From 8am. Koo Wee Rup Sommunity Centre
Lang Lang - Ceremony, kids entertainment, artisits, displays, sausage sizzle & more. Lang Lang Memorial Hall

Also Warragul and Drouin

January 26
Australia Day Lunch at Peppermint Ridge Farm
Enjoy a native creative bush food lunch this Australia Day at Peppermint Ridge Farm, plus an Australian native foods garden tour. Bookings essential.
Peppermint Ridge Farm, 540 Tynong North Road, Tynong North

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 bookletart 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 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.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 GallerGoat 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.