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

Latest News.


I have two "girls "at the Tessellar show in Silvan for another 2 weeks, Rokeby Market is on the second saturday of the month and Warragul Art market starts again in October on the third Saturday. IN oct I have work in Kew Primary school Art show( Splash) , the Neerim Sth sculpture show, Serigraph gallery show in Neerim Sth called inspired by Birds and I deliver work to Rutherglen sculpture show. There are also two weekends open as part of Gardivalia so the next month starts to get a touch busy.


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.

Saturday 27 September

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

Saturday 27 September
Grand Final Day 2014

Enjoy $2 pots and nibbles in the members bar while watching the game on the big screen.
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club (formerly Warragul Club Downtowner)
Location: 55-57 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: From 2.00pm until final siren
Enquiries: 5623 1520
Email: admin@warragulclub.com.au

Sunday 28 September
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
Cost: $35 – tour and lunch
Lunch 12.30pm
Bookings essential
Phone: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8580
E: prfinfo@dcsi.net.au

Sunday 28th September
Psychic & Wellbeing Expo – Lardner Park

Up to 50 exhibitors, Healers, Natural Therapists, Clairvoyants, Psychic Readers, Crystals, Gift ware, CD’s, Psychic Artists, Books and much more.
International Psychic Mediums on Stage &20 free workshops.
Venue: Lardner Park, Warragul.
Location: 155 Burnt Store Road.
Cost: $5 Entry, Kids 12 and under free.
Time: 10am – 5pm.
For further information call: 9500 8220 or 0411 260 339.
Exhibitor enquiries welcomed.

Sunday 28 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

Tuesday 30 September – Thursday 17 October
Sugar Art – David Lyons

Is a photo of sugar being added to a cup of tea really art? What role does subject have in making photography art? How do we determine ‘what is art?’
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Enquiries: 5624 2456

Tuesday 30 September – Friday 3 October
The Wizard of Oz

Warragul Youth Theatre’s productions always appeal to young and old alike and are a great way to entertain the children over the school holidays.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Tickets: $9
Times: Tuesday 30 September – 2pm
Wednesday 1 October – 11am & 2pm
Thursday 2 October – 2pm & 7pm
Friday 3 October 11am & 2pm
Bookings: 5624 2456
Online: www.wgac.com.au

Wednesday 1 October
Red Cross Centenary Celebrations

Warragul Red Cross is celebrating 100 years involvement in the Warragul community. Activities will include a fashion parade featuring clothes from the Red Cross shop.
Venue: Masonic Hall
Enquiries: Diane Moyes

Thursday 2 October
Linocut Workshop

Create a small edition of prints in this workshop with Helen Timbury using the reduction technique: a multi-coloured print is made with the use of a single block. Through a series of progressive cuttings, inkings and printings, the image slowly emerges.
Venue: The Station Gallery
Location: Princes Highway, Yarragon
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Cost: $60 BYO tools.
Bookings: Helen 5625 1999
* A Gardivalia Event

Thursday 2 October
Gypsy Creek Winery Theme Night – Nigerian 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 3 October – Sunday 5 October
Living with Bushfire: A Community Conference

This community conference will explore the wide range of issues relating to fire and the effect it has on our community and natural resources. Living with bushfire is a reality in Gippsland and the resilience of the community relies in shared learnings and an understanding of how fire behaves as
well as its impact on the environment.
Valuable information will be shared and discussed at a forum promoting interaction and knowledge exchange between agencies, the community and researchers.
Venue: Federation University Australia
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill
For the most recent information and to register go to www.federation.edu.au/fireconference

Friday 3 October – Sunday 2 November
Inspired by Birds Exhibition

We love them for their splendorous colour and beautiful chorus and get frustrated with their destruction in the orchard: nonetheless we get inspired by their very existence. This exhibition is a diverse response to the theme by mainly local artists. This exhibition is being held in conjunction with the ‘Neerim Bower – Inspired by Birds’ Small Town Transformation Arts Project.
Venue: The Serigraph Gallery
Location: 157 Main Road, Neerim South
Open hours: Friday to Sunday 10.30am – 5pm
Enquiries: 5628 1519

Saturday 4 October
The Jindivick Country Market

Come along and enjoy the country atmosphere of Jindivick’s Country Market which is held on the first Saturday of the month. Features a wide range of produce including teas, honey, hats, flowers, cakes, cookies and wine tasting.
Venue: Opposite hall, in front of nursery
Location: 1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: 0407 813 135

Saturday 4 October
Growing Together Baw Baw Community Garden

Come along and join the community gardeners on Tuesday mornings and first Saturday of the monthin Eastern Park behind Warragul Community House for lots of fun, delicious food and goodcompany. All welcome – young and old and in between. No experience necessary.
Enquiries: Donna Hallam 0407 873 681
Email: treedin@iinet.net.au
Angela Greenall 5624 3545
Email: angela.greenall@wghg.com.au

Saturday 4 October
Patchwork Shop Hop

Join fellow patchwork and quilting ladies on a bus shop hop to Bendigo. The bus will leave Drouin at 8.00am, pick up at Pakenham and also the other side of Melbourne if required to visit the patchwork shops in Bendigo. We will return to Drouin approximately 6.30pm.
Tell your friends and get a group together and come for a day of fun.
Cost: Approx. $45
Enquiries: Lo Bjorhsten 0409 782 199

Saturday 4 October
MSO – Concerto De Aranjuez

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra returns to West Gippsland Arts Centre for a wonderful concert that is sure to delight the audience. They will present a brand new program of classic music from Debussy, Rodrigo and Dvorak.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Alberts Streets, Warragul
Time: 7.30pm
Bookings: 5624 2456

Sunday 5 October
‘Bright & Breezy’ Launch

To coincide with the launch of Gardivalia festival, Alene Bonser, Helen Fox and Barbara Gogerly will present a colourful exhibition of art works featuring different mediums and textures The three local artists all belong to the Baw Baw Arts Alliance mosaic group and will offer plenty of diversity for
everyone. The show will run throughout October.
Venue: Lillico Glass Studio
Location: 243 Lillico Road, Lillico
Time: 2.00pm
Enquiries: 5623 1592
* A Gardivalia Event

Sunday 5 October
Longwarry Fire Brigade Craft & Produce Treasure Market

First Sunday of month except January and February.
This craft, produce and treasure market offers fresh nuts, dried fruits and chocolates. Hot food available.
Venue: CFA shed next to office & Bennett Street Park.
Location: Bennett Street, Longwarry
Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm
While at the market take the opportunity to stroll across the road to visit the studio of Laurel Foenander Art. You will be pleasantly surprised. Open hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Enquiries: Janine 0419 158 946
Email: fire@dcsi.net.au

Sunday 5 October
Geoff Watt Memorial Fun Run

Make it a Big Day Out with family and friends with a BBQ after the run. Every participant will receivea free T-shirt in their race pack. Collect your race pack and number at 8.00am.
Geoff Watt Memorial Half Marathon – 9.20am
Cathy Watt Cycles 10km Walk/Run 9.50am
Australian Clothing Company 5 km Walk/Run 9.50am
Baw Baw Shire & Warragul Gazette 2.5km Walk/Run 10.00am
Venue: Geoff Watt Memorial Athletics Track
Location: Burke Street, Warragul
Time: 8.00am
Enquiries: 03 9589 4544

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.