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!
Continuing for the next few weeks at Meeniyan gallery is my show in partnership with Sue osborn. The show is called "LIKE" and is a lovely mix of funny and beautiful work.
Also at Herring Island( burnley..in the Yarra) is the CAS show in which I have two pieces
The Jindivick sculpture show is coming up.in May . last year I did the organisation and this year Graham Duell is doing that task.Forms for the show are available from him at:
Also on the Jindivick Home page where you can enter online!.
. As to whats on in the area here is Maree Wallaces summary.
Wednesday 5 March
Kasey Chambers – Foggy Mountain Jam
Foggy Mountain Jam is headlined by icons of Australian music Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou
with exciting new comers Harry Hookey and Ashleigh Dallas completing the line-up. This full scale
extravaganza of wandering minstrels playing their own hits as well as jamming along with their
friends on stage to their favourite songs offers the experience of a life time.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre: Civic Place, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm Bookings: 5624 2456
‘Pirates to Pinafore: The Complete & Final Catastrophe’
Promax Productions Australia presents the all new “Pirates to Pinafore: The Complete & Final
Catastrophe’ starring Philip Gould, Brian Hannan, Chris McKenna, Richard D’Oyly and Alison Jones.
The show is performed on a touring set with dialogue, telling the story of the greatest writers of the
world’s best loved musicals. With great duets, trios and solos covering all of the great musicals they
wrote, you’ll be entertained by the very best of the classic shows as seen through the eyes of Gilbert
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre Civic Place, Warragul Time: 11.00am
Tickets: Full $24, Concession $22, Members $20
Bookings: 5624 2456
Saturday 8 March
International Women’s Day
Venue: Warragul Community House 138 Normanby Street, Warragul
* 11.00am – 12.00pm African Drumming
(Weather permitting – bookings required)
* 12.30pm – 3.pm: Lunch, music and entertainment
For catering purposes, please RSVP by Friday 28 February
Cost: $7 per head
Bookings: 5623 6032
Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 March
Lardner Park Motorfest
Drouin Rotary Club & Gippsland Tuff Streeters present Motorfest.
Features burnouts, go to whoa, stampedes and show ‘n shine.
$15,000 prize money paid to 10th place.
Venue: Lardner Park Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Saturday 8 March
Plants, craft and local produce.
Held 2nd Saturday of month except June – August
Venue: Rokeby Reserve Brandy Creek Road, Rokeby
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Rhiannon 5626 8523
Saturday 8 March – Monday 10 March 2014
Brooks Trail Run Festival at Mt Baw Baw
The Brooks Trail Run Festival at Mt Baw Baw will feature three days of trail running events, kicking
off with what could be one of Australia’s toughest marathons: a 42.2km course from the historical
township of Walhalla.
Enquiries: 03 5165 1136
Vic Bush State Orienteering Series
Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
The first State Series race for 2014 will be a truly memorable event. Very few alpine areas in
Australia have been used for orienteering so don’t miss this event if you are into orienteering!
Enquiries: 0403 296 516
Taste of Croatia
Traditional Croatian food including roast piglet and lamb roasted in wood fired oven, sarma,
chevapchichi, delicious desserts and coffee all served to our guests alfresco with a lovely view of the
vineyard. All under cover. Live music guaranteed to have you up dancing.
Book now to avoid disappointment.
Venue: Piedmont Winery 3470 Yarra Junction Road, Noojee
Bookings: Lubi 9733 0449 weekdays or 5628 9675 weekends
Email: sales @ piedmont wines.com.au
Sunday 9 March
Baw Baw Blues Club Jam
Monthly Jam sessions for lovers of Blues Music held on the second Sunday of the month
Venue: Darnum Hotel
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Enquiries: Angelo 0448 988 036
Sunday 9 March
Australian Chamber Choir
Director Douglas Lawrence OAM presents ‘The Western Wynde’.The program centres around ‘Song
for Athene’ composed by Sir John Tavener (1944 – 2013) and sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess
of Wales in 1997. The work's composer, Sir John Tavener died on November 12 last year. To
complement this atmospheric work, the choir will sing the Western Wynde Mass by Tavener's 16th
century ancestor. Other works on the program are by Poulenc, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas
Tomkins, Charles Villiers Stanford, Brenton Broadstock and Brett Dean.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Tickets: $30/$25/$18. Children 14 and under free
Book online and go in the draw to win one of five ACC CDs. Enquiries: 0488 060 161
Delight in a selection of savoury treats, freshly baked scones, delicate pastries, sumptuous cakes and
irresistible house made slices. A glass of sparkling wine and a pot of your favourite brewed tea will
add to the experience.
This event will be held every second Sunday of the month.
Venue: The Warragul Club: 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: $35 per person Enquiries: 5623 1520
Friday 14 March – Saturday 15 March
HAIR: Summer of love
The musical that rocked, shocked and defined a generation hits town after its sell out season in
Melbourne. Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway revival, Hair will ignite the stage in all its
raw, stripped down glory.
Join America’s most passionate hippies as they spread peace, love, freedom and happiness. You will
laugh, you may cry- but you will definitely be entertained.
Parental guidance for under 15 years old recommended.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre Civic Place, Warragul
Cost: $59.50 Concession $56.50 Groups 10+ $55.50
Bookings: 5624 2456 www.wgac..com.au
Friday 14 March
Regional World’s Longest Lunch on Mount Baw Baw
Set in the village of Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, amongst wildflowers and snow gums, the World’s
Regional Longest Lunch features delicious Gippsland produce with a menu created by Mt Baw Baw’s
head chef Brett Masterman. While you dine above the clouds, breathe in the crisp alpine air and
admire the views of the Latrobe Valley below you.
The three course menu includes matched wines (or soft drinks for children).
Venue: Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
Cost: $120 adult, Children $60
Enquiries: 03 5165 1136 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 March
Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival
Come along to the 15th anniversary of the longest running chilli festival in Victoria. The famous chilli
cook-off will once again attract many entrants with $500 up for grabs. Other attractions include a
chilli eating competition, fancy dress, door prizes, live music, gourmet food and wine and Australia’s
best chilli heads.
Cook-off teams are free to enter but must be registered by Thursday 13 March.
2014 donations will be shared between Neerim South CFA, Neerim South Food Relief and the
Time: 11.00am – 5.30pm
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 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 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
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.