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

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

Latest News.

Rokeby Market starts again this coming Saturday( 13th Sept) On Saturday I dropped off some pieces at The Contemporary Arts society show in Church St Richmond and also two "girls "at the Tessellar show in Silvan.

refugee

Also I have another term of  junk workshops again with new participants from the Neerim Bower projectI have added the result in the exhibitions page and will update it as we go along .

me and judys archibald entry
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. Quite a few other Gippsland artists were also represented( Peter Biram, Ursula Theinert, Sue Coppock...).judy Mackintosh portrait

The new Gallery (Jindivick Geesa GalleryGallery of established and emerging Studio Artistson 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 we have just had the plumbers, the electrician( Paul from N-Zone) and  Gary from airconditioners -R -us man rough in everything also.

the new gallery on the sculpture garden

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 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

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.

Sunday 14 September

Stayin’ Alive ‘14
The Australian Bee Gees Show is back by popular demand.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.org.au
 

Sunday 14 September
Karavana Flamenca

Karavana Flamenca plays Rumba Flamenca (Spanish gypsy street music) with virtuosity and authenticity rarely seen outside of Spain. This urban flamenco style fuses the rhythms of Afro –Cuba to the melodies of traditional flamenco. Duelling flamenco guitars, bass guitar and percussion drive
the rhythm; vocals, oud and violin sing the haunting tunes. The band also plays traditional flamenco and Cuban music. A guaranteed gypsy fiesta every performance!
Venue: The Red Fox, Old Drouin Butter Factory Complex
Location: Main South Road, Drouin
Time: Lunch 12pm – 2pm
Music starts at 3pm. Platters, cakes, slices, nibbles and hot drinks will be available. Fully stocked bar.
Cost: $10 cover charge
Bookings: Wendy 0466 441 855
 

Sunday 14 September
Sustainable House Day

Baw Baw Sustainability Group is conducting tours through local green homes for Sustainable House Day 2014. All homes participating in this national event will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. Open homes include: 52 Earls Road,
Yarragon, 51 McIntyre Road, Yarragon, 1130 Darnum Alambee Road, Cloverlea, 140 Lardners Track,
Drouin East and 5 Taraview Court, Neerim South
Time: 10am
Cost: Free
More information can be found at www.sustainablehouseday.com
 

Wednesday 17 September
Morning melodies: Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Location: Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Time: 10am (morning tea); 11am (show)
Entry: $15 (includes morning tea and show)
Enquiries: 1300 887 624
www.cardiniaculturalcentre.com.au
 

Thursday 18 September
Gypsy Creek Winery Theme Night – Lithuanian Cuisine

Venue: Gypsy Creek Winery
Location: 43 School Road, Labertouche
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Cost: $30pp for three course meal.
Xheka Quintet Jazz Band will be playing at Gypsy Creek Winery every Sunday 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Bookings essential. Contact Mary on 5628 7679 or 5628 7751
 

Friday 19 September – Sunday 28 September
24th Annual West Gippsland Dance Festival

This highly regarded, major amateur dance competition is held annually and the age groups range from Under 6 to 17 & over. The sections cover classical, jazz, character, song & dance, tap, national, neo-classical, contemporary, hip hop and Negro spiritual.

Dancers can compete in solos, duos/trios, improvisations, troupes as well as championship sections.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
For further information visit www.West Gippsland Dance Festival
 

Friday 19 September
‘Takin Time’ @ Brandy Creek Wines

Be seduced by the easy listening music of Susan and Colin Parrish as you enjoy a feast at Brandy Creek Wines.
Venue: Brandy Creek Wines & View Café
Location: 570 Buln Buln Road, Drouin East
Time: 7.00pm
Bookings: 5625 4498, 0429 413 389
 

Saturday 20 September
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 20 September
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
sallie@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au
Website: Warragul Farmers Market

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 September
Orchid Show

West Gippsland Orchid Club presents its annual Orchid Show with displays and sales.
Venue: Anglican Church Hall
Location: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Admission: $4
Enquiries: 5625 4996
 

Sunday 21 September
Craft Markets Australia

Hosting a wonderful diverse range of stalls, this market will have you plunging headlong into a myriad of sensations. From the traditional to contemporary, an eclectic mix of textures, materials and surfaces make up a huge range of distinctive products all hand made from original designs.
Culinary delights include savouries, scrumptious cheeses, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home style baking alongside modern cakes and enticing preserves plus seasonal injections of fruit and vegetables.
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Time: 9am – 2pm
Cost: Parking $3
www.craftmarkets.com.au
 

Sunday 21 September
Yarragon Primary School Garage Sale Trail

Yarragon Primary School is holding a town wide garage sale trail followed by a market and family fun day at Dowton Park. Grab your trail map from specially signed shops in the main street or from Dowton Park Oval at 8.00am.
Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or morning tea then head on down to the park. From 9.30am onwards there will be lots of fun and entertainment including car boot sales, market stalls, party plan, cake stall, sausage sizzle, face painting, show bags, fairy floss, raffles, lucky dips and more.
Enquiries: Pam King 0429 797 317

Sunday 21 September
Freaky Whispers presents
… Charmaine Wilson – Mystical Messages Tour
Spirit Medium, Charmaine Wilson, spreads mystical messages to audiences Australia-wide to help hearts heal.
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Location: Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Time: 2pm
Entry: $48
Enquiries: 1300 887 624
www.cardiniaculturalcentre.com.au

Sunday 21 September
Hill End Market

This popular market offers handcrafts, jewellery, art, fresh produce, jams & preserves and plants –
all locally made and grown.
Location: Paynters Road, Hill End
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Chris 5635 2256 (BH)
 

Sunday 21 September
Karavana Flamenca

Karavana Flamenca plays Rumba Flamenca (Spanish gypsy street music) with virtuosity and authenticity rarely seen outside of Spain. This urban flamenco style fuses the rhythms of Afro –Cuba to the melodies of traditional flamenco. Duelling flamenco guitars, bass guitar and percussion drive the rhythm; vocals, oud and violin sing the haunting tunes. The band also plays traditional flamenco and Cuban music. A guaranteed gypsy fiesta every performance!
Venue: The Red Fox, Old Drouin Butter Factory Complex
Location: Main South Road, Drouin
Time: Lunch 12pm – 2pm
Music starts at 3pm. Platters, cakes, slices, nibbles and hot drinks will be available. Fully stocked bar.
Cost: $10 cover charge
Bookings: Wendy 0466 441 855

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

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 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.