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

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

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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

Greetings!

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.

Yakkerboo art show( Pakenham) is on this weekend.. I have 4 pieces.. but it is a lovely show irregardless.. well worth a trip to the pakenham hall/library.

We have just set up the new exhibition called a touch of Turquoise in the gallery .Opening is Sunday 12th June at 2.00 but it is viewable anytime.This is by Barb Gogerly, Helen Fox, Alene Bonser and Dot Thorne and includes mosaic, painting, felting and sculpture, A lovely show and here is the video.a touch of Turquoise exhibition video

The Warragul Art Market  does sort of continue underneath the arts centre but I wont be there until it returns to Civic Park in October.here is a short video I have made of the market warragul arts market

I am part of a small exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery called the Gippsland 12. . Other artists include Gary Miles, Anita George, Chris Beehag, Zac Chalmers, Marion Dawson, Trevor Foon, Sue Guilford, Janet Howard, Roger Keagle, Kim McDonald and Ann Parry. The show goes to 26th May and then might tour to other places.

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

 

I have made a new rack for pamphlets, we have had the data projector aligned for talks and I have made a new card rack for the gallery. 

Also in June a workshop on making videos with the Ipad or I phone and also a workshop with Kerry Spokes on digital collage.

 Iwas also  in a smallish exhibition last year at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. ) and here is the small video I made of it    WGAC exhibition 2015

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 wasin 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 see.group 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

Rokeby Market is the second Saturday in the month

refugee

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.

Saturday 23 April – Sunday 29 May
Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert – Drawings & Sculptures

Darren Gilbert and Janet Matthews capture the quirkiness, beauty and diversity of the natural world
in exquisite pencil and ink drawings and dynamic sculptures crafted from reclaimed materials.
These multi award-winning wildlife artists share a fascination for native flora and fauna and a
yearning to express the unique personality, spirit and form of their subjects with sensitivity,
freshness and humour.
Exhibition Open for Viewing: 23 April – 29 May, 10am-5pm daily. Free Admission.
Venue: Town & Country Gallery
Location: 111 Princes Highway, Yarragon
Enquiries: 5634 2229
www.townandcountrygallery.com.au


Sunday 24 April – Sunday 5 June
Resin Exhibition by Trudy Lownde
s
Trudy has always been interested in drawing and painting but it wasn’t until she tried resin that she
found her niche. Each piece is unique and beautiful.
Venue: Maryknoll on St Joseph’s
Location: St Joseph’s Square, Maryknoll
Time: Meet the artist afternoon 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Enquiries: Store 5942 8242 Gallery 0409 215 622
Email: maryknollstjosephs@gmail.com
 

Friday 29 April – Thursday 26 May
The Gippsland Dozen

A touring exhibition featuring twelve of Gippsland’s finest artists. These include Chris Beehag, Zoe
Chalmers, Laurie Collins, Marion Dawson, Trevor Foon, Anita George, Sue Guilford, Janet K Howard,
Roger Keagle, Kim McDonald, Gary Miles, Ann Parry.
Venue: Meeniyan Art Gallery
Location: 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan
Opening: Sunday I May 2.00pm
Enquiries: 5664 0101

Friday 13 May – Thursday 19 May
Warragul Camera Club’s National Photographic Exhibitio
n
Warragul Camera Club is presenting its 43rd National Photographic Exhibition. Visitors will enjoy over
300 images comprising both digital and print.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm, Weekends 10.00am – 4.00pm
Official opening: Saturday 14 May 3.00pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: Louise Sedgman 0412 942 897
www.warragulnational.org
* Creative Gippsland

Thursday 19 May
Recycled Reads

Take recycling and upcycling to a whole new level with international book artist Dea Fischer. Harness
and express your creative and artistic skills to turn a discarded book into an heirloom journal,
keepsake or beautiful work of art.
Venue: West Gippsland Regional Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $175 per person plus $20 materials fee
Bookings essential: www.wgac.com.au
Kathie Olden 5622 2848
kathieo@wgrlc.vic.gov.au

Thursday 19 May
Rachael Beck – This Girl

Audience favourite and star of stage and screen, Rachael Beck returns to WGAC with an enchanting
concert that will feature songs from her new album ‘This Girl’.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $65, Concession $57, U/18 $42
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au

Friday 20 May & Sunday 22 May
West Gippsland Chorale – ‘Something Old, Something New

The Something Old component of this concert features a selection of favourite madrigal and
folksongs and the Something New will feature two world premieres by local composers. These are
‘April: Picking Flowers’ by Tamara Dower and ‘Thoughts from Pooh Bear’ by Jenny Guilford.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: Friday 20 May: 8.00pm  Sunday 22 May: 2.00pm
Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $25, +school children free
Bookings: Network Video 41 Smith Street, Warragul
Phone: 0407 554 080
www.trybooking.com/ksiw or at the door.
* Creative Gippsland

Friday 20 May – Saturday 21 May
Too Many Words

3 artists, 2 days and I big canvas. This event is an exciting collaboration where three local artists get
to perform art in front of an audience. A hybrid of performance and painting, you’ll get to see the
part of art that is normally secret – the blood, sweat and tears section! The event will be recorded in
time-lapse photography to create a short 10 minute movie. The stars of this outstanding
performance are Russell Lilford, Bec Vandyk and Sue Acheson
Venue: The Clifford Room
Location: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Bec Vandyk 0421 017 905
Sue Acheson: 0407 805 278
Visit the Australian Cultural Fund website for a full description.

Friday 20 May – Monday 30 May
Learning Curves Art Exhibition

Works by local artists and students as part of Creative Yarragon’s ‘Celebration of Paint and Create’.
Opening night Friday 20 May 6.00pm – 8.00pm presented by Town and Country Gallery, Nickelby at
Darnum and Pink Fly
Venue: Tritec Art Supplies
Location: 101 Princes Hwy, Yarragon
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Joan Bognuda 0418 131 870

Saturday 21 May
Drouin Rotary 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 56

Saturday 21 May
Warragul Farmers’ Market

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
Enquiries: sallie@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au
www.warragulfarmersmarket.com

Saturday 21 May
Winter Arts

Held on 3rd Saturday of every month from April to August.
This cosy and unique undercover Winter Arts Market provides the opportunity to meet the artist
and browse and purchase original works of art. This includes paintings, fine jewellery, sculptures and
prints. Visit the Farmers Market in Civic Park next door and warm up with a coffee or indulge in a
piece of cake at the Arts Centre Parkview Café.
Venue: Fountain Room, West Gippsland Arts Centre
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: 5624 2456

Saturday 21 May
Ian Moss – ‘Six Strings Classic Tour’

Ian will be performing all of the classic hits from that renowned ‘Six Strings’ album as well as the big
hitters from his ‘Let’s All Get Together’ and ‘Soul on West 53rd’ albums. The show will include all the
Cold Chisel /Ian Moss classics.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $55
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au

Saturday 21 May
National Trust Heritage Festival

Presented by West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc.
Warragul Family History Open Day is an opportunity for you to browse for local West Gippsland
family information and heritage. Information sessions will be held throughout the day – some need
booking.
Venue: Old Shire Hall
Location: 72 Queen Street, Warragul
Time: 9.15am – 4.00pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: admin@westgippslandgenealogy.com
www.westgippslandgenealogy.com
www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au

Saturday 21 May
Poetry at The French Pear Café

An afternoon of enjoyment brought to you by the Demented Echidna Poets Collective.
Come along and read a poem or listen to others.
Venue: The French Pear Café
Location: 83-85 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Enquiries: Wayne 0417 506 631
Email: waynep48@bigpond.com

Saturday 21 May
West Gippsland Bonsai Group

Come along and join the West Gippsland Bonsai Group at their monthly meetings and workshops
with guest speakers to discuss and maintain bonsai trees including discussions of various styles and
species used for bonsai.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Members free/Non-members $10
Enquiries: Meredith Van Donen 0418 533 490
Visit westgippslandbonsaigroup@weebly.com for meeting dates and more information

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 May
Masterclass with Ceramic Artist Glenn England – clay slabs and decoration

This two day ceramic workshop focuses on participants using a variety of decorative techniques to
create a rich and diverse panel/slab featuring the participants own vision. During the workshop we
will explore the use of texture, clay, additions, incised line/sgraffito, shellac washback, piercing,
applied slips and coloured underglazes on leather hard clay.
All materials will be supplied.
Venue: Trafalgar Railway Station, Princes Hwy Trafalgar
Time: 10am – 4pm both days
Cost: Members: $130, Non-members $150
Bookings: Alison 5633 1429
www.bawbawartsalliance.org.au
* A Creative Gippsland event

Saturday 21 May - Sunday 22 May
Walkway Canvas – Paint and Textile

Come, play and create with paint and textiles outside Tritec Art Supplies in the main street of
Yaraagon. Be part of this community creative canvas. All ages welcome. This event is held in
conjunction with Pink Fly as part of Creative Yarragon.
Venue: Outside Tritec Art Supplies
Location: Princes Hwy Yarragon
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Joan Bognuda 0418 131 870
 

Sunday 22 May
SAORI – a celebration of Japanese weaving

Angela has recently travelled to Japan to learn and study the philosophy of SAORI weaving.
Join her for bubbles and cheese as she launches her 2016 Nickelby Designs SAORI
Range in beautiful alpaca. Features classic and stylish flowing garments.
Venue: Nickelby At Darnum
Location: 308 Darnum Shady Creek Road Darnum
Time: 3pm
Entry: $10pp
Bookings essential. Phone Angela 5627 8121/0419 550 301
* Creative Gippsland

Sunday 22 May
“Treasures from the Tide” Reading

Gather a group of friends and listen to a reading from Pauline (Bones) McKinnon’s book
‘Treasures from the Tide’. This self-published book is a collection of short stories, poems and
photographs.
Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sunday 22 May – Monday 23 May
Masterclass: Artists Books

Immerse yourself in books as objects, literally, with intensive workshop experiences featuring
bookbinding, decorative papers, collage, stitching and journal making. The workshop is facilitated by
international book artist Dea Fischer.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: One day $175 plus $20 materials fee
Two days: $320 plus $20 materials fee.
Bookings essential: www wgac.com.au
Kathie Olden: 5622 2848
kathieo@wgrlc.vic.gov.au

Sunday 22 May
Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival and Show N Shine

This popular event offers a market, fashions, vintage cars, live entertainment, food, vintage engines
and tractors, buskers, vintage caravans, Old Trades, Pin Up Girl Competition, Kid’s entertainment and
lots more.
Venue: Rosedale Mechanics Hall & Princes Street Reserve Rosedale
Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Entry: $5 adults. Children free
Enquiries: 0476 564 596
Email: events@discoverrosedale.com.au

Wednesday 25 May
Creative Gippsland Artists & Crafters Skills Swap Registration Night

Register your art or craft skill and swap your knowledge with another maker – in return for learning
their particular craft or skill. For example, learn crochet from a fibre artist and teach them beginner
sketching in return. Come along, enjoy a glass of wine and good company and find a person you’d
like to swap your skills or knowledge with.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 65 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 6.00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Kathie Olden 5622 2848
kathieo@wgrlc.vic.gov.au
 

Friday 27 May
Four Seasons in One Night

Bobby Fox returns to the stage taking you on his journey of the success of ‘Jersey Boys’. “Four
Seasons in One Night’ is a celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with insights
and behind the scenes experiences.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $65, Concession $57, U/18 $42
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgfac.com.au

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April
Watercolour Masterclass with Malcolm Beattie

Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery - Art Space 1
Location: Princes Highway Trafalgar
Time: 9.30am – 3.30 pm
Masterclass fees: BBaa Member $150, Non Member $180
Bookings: The Station Gallery Yarragon 0490 173 103
Barbara Gogerly: 0418 150 411
workshops@bawbawartsalliance.org.au

Saturday 28 May
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market

Held on 4th Saturday of month, this market showcases a range of local produce, arts and crafts.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Alison Butterworth 5634 2209

Sunday 29 May
Noojee Station Marke
t
Last Sunday of the month excluding December.
Tranquil bushland at the Noojee Heritage Centre and historic Noojee Train Station is the setting for
the bouquet style market. It is run by the Noojee Progress Association and will feature fresh local
produce, unique hand-made goods and distinctive arts and craft.
Come One, Come All!
Time: 8am - 2.00pm
Enquiries: Shaz Taura 0419 380 997
Email: noojeestationmarket@gmail.com

Sunday 29 May
Bunyip Community Market

Last Sunday of every month.
Location: Bunyip Fire Brigade Track
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Tony 0407 563 441
Roman: 0417 360 783
 

Sunday 29 May
Whiteroom Events & DGT Entertainment

After a lengthy recess, Whiteroom Events and DGT Entertainment have put together an afternoon of
live variety music, jazz/blues, country rock, folk, originals and middle of the road.
Venue: Old Drouin Butter Factory
Location: South Road, Drouin
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Admittance: $10
Enquiries: Des 0419 588 528 or Brian 0422 920 501

Sunday 29 May
Lyra Eterna

The key to the popularity of the Early Arts Guild of Victoria’s program lies in the variety of sounds
from program to program . But here is something different – one superb artist, one instrument and
mainly one composer. Acclaimed lutenist Andrew Byrne will lead us into this in-depth exploration of
a golden era in Baroque music featuring works by Sylvius Leoplod Weiss – among the greatest of all
lute composers.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm
Tickets: Single $20, family $40, students $10. Season tickets (three concerts) will be $50, $100 and
$25.
Bookings: Marcus Hill 9699 8417
Email: marcusjhill@bigpond.com

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 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.