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


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.

Open Studios on Sunday. Pay $5 at one studio on the trail and visit as many as possible.

The exhibition for  the month of December is Russell and Carol Monson;'s show Footprints . This show reflects on their travels to Scotland and France earlier this year.Russ and Carol Monson+39s show

I recently had work in Tyers art show  and won the sculpture prize. .

 I am also  in a smallish exhibition at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. On for a month or so.( 2D and 3 D works) and here is the small video I made of it    WGAC exhibition 2015

We went to Sculptures in the garden at Mudgee and sold two of the 4 pieces we took. Certainly a long drive. We also dropped off a piece at the Rutherglen recycled art show.( The birdsong machine)

I was part of the Great Australian art show at Nossal High school at Berwick this last weekend and won the sculpture prize.( mind you there weren't many sculptures to compete with so you sculptors put it in the diary for next year).

I have just 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 was 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 and has started again ,


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

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.

Tuesday 27 October – Friday 27 November
Baw Baw Artists

This small group of artists spend an occasional weekend away together creating art. This year the
group stayed in a chalet on Mt Baw Baw where lots of work was created and ideas shared.
The group includes Sue Acheson, Laurie Collins, Zoe Clarke, Jessie McLennan, Sandy Ward and Travis

Wednesday 4 November – Sunday 29 November
The Friday Girls

An exciting collection of art works by Med Haley’s students.
During this period, Barbara Gogerly’s work will be displayed on The Wall.
Venue: The Station Gallery
Location: Yarragon Railway Station
Hours: Open Wednesday – Sunday
10.00am – 4.00pm
Enquiries: 0490 173 103

Friday 27 November
A Gentleman’s Day with the 2 Kings

Warragul Industrial Football Club in conjunction with the Warragul Downtowner presents ‘A
Gentleman’s Day with the 2 Kings.’ Join Wayne ‘King’ Carey and David King accompanied by Con
Marasco and your host Shane Templeton.
Venue: Warragul Downtowner
Location: 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 12.30pm – 5.00pm
Tickets: $130pp or $1300 for a table of 10. Includes two course lunch, beer, wine and soft drink.
Tickets available from the Downtowner or contact George Avon on 0418 381 603

Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 November
Community House Quilt Show

A group of skilled and passionate patch workers named the ‘Warragul Sew’n’Sews’ is staging their
inaugural quilt show as a fund raiser for Warragul Community House. Beautiful quilts and patchwork
will be on show along with many hand crafted items for sale. These will make great Christmas gifts.
This event has been organised by Kris Harland and fellow enthusiasts. The festival atmosphere will
include a raffle, door prizes and refreshments. Interested people can pop in when convenient, enjoy
refreshments and gather lots of inspiring ideas, plus some Christmas gift goodies.
Venue: Warragul Community House
Location: 138 Normanby Street Warragul
Time: 10am – 3.30pm
Cost: $5
Enquiries: 5623 6032

Saturday 28 November
Longwarry Social Dance Club

The Longwarry Social Dance Club share the philosophy that dancing is the best thing for the mind,
body and soul and they invite everyone to come along to their monthly dance as a single person or a
couple. Whether you’ve danced before or would love to have a go, you will be most welcome to join
in the fun. The monthly dance is held on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Closed from late December until last Saturday in January.
Venue: Longwarry Hall
Time: 8.00pm – 11.45pm
Cost: $6 per person
The club also hosts a regular Monday evening social dance at the hall.
Time: 7.30pm – 10.15pm
Cost: $3 per person
The Social Dance Club will stage its Annual Ball on Friday 13 November
Cost: $10 per person
Enquiries: Deb McAteer 0459 579 388

Saturday 28 November
Yarragon Craft & Produce Market

Held on fourth Saturday of month.
Offers quality craft, jewellery, fresh produce, plants and more.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Alison 5634 2209 (BH) or Gaye 0427 342 430

Saturday 28 November
Sunset Dinner on the Terrace

Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: Tynong North Road, Tynong North
Twilight Bushfood Garden tour commences at 5.00pm
Cost: $55 pp
Bookings essential: enquiries@peppermintridgefarm.com.au
Phone: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8520

Sunday 29 November
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 November
Noojee Station Market

Last Sunday of the month
Tranquil bushland at the historic Noojee Train Station is the setting for the inaugural 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.
Noojee Hotel will celebrate its 90th year the same day so Noojee will be in full festival style spirit.
Come One, Come All!
Time: 8am - 2.00pm

Sunday 29 November
Christmas Pageant ‘With Ox and Ass beside Him

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria’s fifteenth annual Christmas pageant will tells the story of the
Bethlehem crib from ancient to recent times. This unique festive celebration will feature the Early
Music Consort of Melbourne, Ripponlea Dancers and associate artists. The program will include
music, choreography and poems from the medieval to the baroque eras. Period costumes and early
instruments will be among the other attractions. Research and direction by Helga Hill OAM.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm

Sunday 29 November
Walk to D-feet MND

This walk promises to be a great family day out. Funds raised enable MND Victoria to provide care
and support for people living with MND today and to fund research into a cure. T-shirts for all
participants, entertainment and sausage sizzle by Rotary Club of Warrragul. MND merchandise
available on site. Prams and dogs on leads welcome.
Venue: Burke Street Park Warragul
Cost: Adults $20, Children/Student $10 (5-18 years), Families $50 (2 Adults + 2 children)
Registrations: mycause.com.au/events/walktodfeetmnd

Sunday 29 November
Open Studios West Gippsland

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Keep this date free. More information to come.

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.