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.

Yay me again... 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 again.

YAY me again Won best metal at Tyers for my Umbrella girl. She is now at "moving Picture" in Warragul selling herself.. shameless hussy.

Yay me.. I have just won the Arts Rutherglen sculpture aquisition award.Yay again!!

In December I am booked in to Kingston Makers Market which is under Kingston Town Hall on Saturday 6th Dec from about 4 to 9.

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. 



me and judys archibald entryNow 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 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.

It has its first show ( sort of ad hoc) by Sue Osborn for the month of October. and a bit of November..

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 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.

Saturday 22 November

Yarragon Craft & Produce Market
Fourth Saturday of the month
Quality craft, jewellery, fresh produce, plants and more.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Alison 5634 2209 (BH)
Gaye 0427 342 430

Sunday 23 November
Richard Hills FRCO in Concert
Warragul Theatre Organ Society presents brilliant British organist Richard Hills. Richard is a young Classical and Theatre organist who has reached great heights and receives rave reviews at his concerts throughout the world. He is a sensational performer known for his lightning-quick hands and his infectious rhythmic improvisations. He is one of the very few musicians truly to have bridged and mastered the gap between the world of the classical organ and that of the theatre organ.
Venue: Wesley Of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm
Tickets: Adults $30 Concession $27 Members $25 Under 16 free
Bookings: Norma 5625 2834 or Diane 5623 3301 or at door.

Sunday 23 November
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 savories, 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

Sunday 23 November
Lions Club of Trafalgar Swap Meet

Find a bargain at the annual Trafalgar Swap Meet.
Full catering provided by the Lions Club of Trafalgar.
Venue: Trafalgar Recreation Reserve
Location: Waterloo Road, Trafalgar
Time: 6.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Sites $10, Buyers $3, Under 16 Free
Enquiries: 0407 254 337, 5633 1143

Sunday 23 November
Picnic at Civic Park

Each term, recent arrivals in Warragul can get together and meet others in their community – this Connecting Community & Cultures picnic is jointly organised by Warragul Community House and Community College, Gippsland ESL and NAOMI group members.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 12 noon
RSVP Warragul Community House 5623 6032
Email: wglcommh@dcsi.et.au

Sunday 23 November
‘Stormy Waters’

The troubling issue of boat people and detention centres is dealt with in this inspiring one hour production. It is guaranteed to provoke thought and discussion as it tours Gippsland. Written by Gill Heal from Loch, this drama stars Peter Gilbert, Tanya Jackson, John Coldebella and Stanley McGeagh.
Venue: Warragul Anglican Church
Time: 3.00pm
Enquiries: Jennie Deane 0400 823 466

Tuesday 25 November – Friday 28 November
Social Inclusion Week Exhibition

Social Inclusion Week encourages communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all. This exhibition provides an opportunity for those community members to display their work.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Gallery Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and prior to any theatre show.
Enquiries: Karen Whitaker-Taylor 5624 2407

Wednesday 26 November
Artist Talk – Helen Timbury

Helen Timbury is a prolific local artist, designer and printmaker. She will share her artistic journey and inspiration with us and also provide a small demonstration of her creative process.
Suitable for all ages. Light refreshments provided.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Vitoria Street, Warragul
Time: 6.00pm
Bookings are free but essential.
www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au or call 5622 2848 for assistance.

Friday 28 November
Friday Rock n Roll Nights

Features Steve Lawson performing hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club (formerly The Warragul Club Downtowner)
Location: 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 8pm
Free Entry
Enquiries: 5623 1520

Friday 28 November
GEST’S Networking Wine & Canapé Event

Showcasing Gippsland Employment Skills Training (GEST) community enterprises and explaining how you can assist. Come and join us for a great networking event.
Venue: Zest Café
Location: 26 George Street, Morwell
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Cost: $25
Bookings: Eventbrite (Zest Café wine and canapé event)
Email: julie@gest.com.au Order tickets and pay on the night.

Friday 28 November
‘Specific Cruisin’

Venue: Moe Town Hall
Time: 7.30pm
Catch this wonderful performance by Moe Lifeskills for Certain Theatre Group.

Saturday 29 November
Tenzin Choegyal Live in Concert at Neerim South

Come along and join in this celebration of Tibetan music and culture with internationally acclaimed Tibetan singer/songwriter Tenzin Choegyal. Tenzin was recently profiled on ABC Foreign
Correspondent. Funds from this intimate performance will go towards Tenzin’s most passionate cause, the Tibetan Children’s Village School in India. The concert will be followed by a shared meal.
Venue: Toad Hall
Location: 395 Neerim East Road, Neerim South
Time: 5.00pm
Cost: $25. Children free.
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/FRVO
Mel Neil 0417 334 065, 0428 942 095
Email: mel@langleygroup.com.au

Saturday 29 November
Hallora Great Gatsby Movember Night

Join Hallora Cricket Club as they present their Man of Movember and Mo Sister of Movember awards. The theme is Great Gatsby with everyone dressed up in 1920s style. A cocktail bar will be in operation and live music will be provided by local music legend Todd Cook.
A bus will pick up and return in the Warragul and Drouin area. Contact Wendy if you require this
Venue: Hallora Cricket Club Function Room
Time: 7.30pm
Enquiries: Wendy Duncan 0422 492 011

Saturday 29 November – Sunday 30 November
Private Viewing at the Studio
Kerrie Warren’s current landscape series has returned home from Latrobe Regional Gallery to be displayed on the walls of her large studio in Crossover. ‘My Side of the River’ will also be exhibited – a significant painting that has not been shown before. The studio has been turned into a Contemporary Gallery to showcase these recent works for the entire month of December (by
appointment). Kerrie will be joined by her artistic family members – clay sculptures by her mother Judi Money, digital images and linocuts by niece Ashlee Warren and a ‘Herreshoff Dingy Bookcase handcrafted by her father, Richard, in a variety of finishes.
Venue: Pilgrim Creek Studios
Location: 381 Old Telegraph Road East, Crossover
Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm
Light refreshments provided
Enquiries: 0411 480 384

Sunday 30 November
Peppermint Ridge Farm Tour & Tapas

Take a tour of the Australian Spice Garden featuring a range of edible species. Enjoy a tapas style lunch showcasing the unique flavours from the organic gardens. Grab a basket and find a picnic spot or relax in the café. Delicious food on offer includes anise myrtle ice cream, fresh lime syrup cake, salted caramel, chocolate and macadamia slice and Chicken Sung Choi Bao.
Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: 540 Tynong North Road, Tynong North
Time: Choose a tour at 11.00am or 2.00pm Lunch 12.30pm
Cost: $35 – tour and lunch
Bookings essential
Phone: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8580
E: prfinfo@dcsi.net.au

Monday 1 December
Warragul Harness Race Day

Enjoy the thrill of Harness Racing with full bar and bistro facilities
Venue: Logan Park
Time: From 12pm
Cost: Adult $6, Pensioners $3, Kids free
Enquiries: 5622 2008

Monday 1 December
West Gippsland Arts Centre 2015 Season Launch
Join us as we reveal our extraordinary lineup of shows for 2015. Hosted by 531-3GG’s John Blackman and Andrew Deak, the night will feature special guests, entertainment, interviews, prizes and more!
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: Free – Bookings essential
Phone: 5624 2456
Email: artscentre@wgac.org.au

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.