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

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

Latest News.

The new Exhibition for February is Floral Frenzy.This goes for most of Feb and here is the video I made for the show.Floral Frenzy exhibition Feb 2016

 The Ficifolia festival is also on over this coming weekend

Warragul art  Market is on this coming  weekend, Saturday 8 to 1.00

Just come back from 5 days in Tasmania where we saw Mona,( fantastic) Hobart Gallery( Bought a cheap fantastic book on Piguinet, lots of small galleries, Salamanca market and three fantastic ex students..Jess Claire and Anna Rogers..Have lots of new ideas , now I only have to find the time to do them.

Good to see an article  on The Johnston Collection which has just appeared in The Weekly times story on Joyful & Triumphant:I have a piece in this.

johnson collection east melbourne

All our visitors are enjoying the house-museum tour and it is being truly Joyful & Triumphant.

I took work to Lucinda Winery at Korumburra and sold 1 piece of the three 

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

 Iwas also  in a smallish exhibition at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. ) 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  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 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 wasin January in 2015 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 Warragul arts Market is the third Saturday in the month,

refugee

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 month or so  here is Maree Wallaces summary.
 

Friday 11 December – March 2016
The Fish Creek Hotel Art Spaces

ArtSpace One: Benjamin Ballie – Graffiti/Pop Art – inspired pigment ink digital prints
ArtSpace Two: Anne Roussac-Hoyne – Ochre Cows: The Black Swamp
Features works on canvas in natural ochre & charcoal.
Venue: The Fish Creek Hotel
Location: 1 Old Waratah Road, Fish Creek
Time: Open 7 days 11-00am till late
Enquiries: Curator 0408 871 379
Email: aroussac@bigpond.com

Thursday 11 February
Ficifolia Art Show

Annual exhibition and sale of art and photography works.
Opening night and announcement of winners.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets available from The Station Gallery, Yarragon or at the door.
Exhibition continues Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Venue: Drouin Football Club
Location: Sinclair Street, Drouin
Enquiries: Kay Lancashire 0419 507 594

Friday 12 February
3BBR Open Day

See the studios of 3BBR in action, perhaps try yourself out on the console and enjoy a guided tour. It
is a chance to ask questions and watch presenters broadcasting. Visitors will also have the
opportunity to have basic instruction on the training equipment.
Venue: 3BBR FM Radio station
Location: Oak Street, Drouin
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
www.ficifoliafestival.org.au

Friday 12 February
Ficifolia Poetry Night

Venue: Old Drouin Butter Factory
Location: Montague Avenue, Drouin
Time: 6.30 for 7.30pm start
Cost: $15/12 concession
Enquiries: Liz Dorsett 0428 775 033
www.ficifoliafestival.org.au

Friday 12 February – Sunday 14 February
Circus Royale

Damian Syred presents Circus Royale 45 Year Anniversary Tour.
Venue: Burke Street Park, Warragul
Time: Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 4.00pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 11am
Cost: Children from $15, Adults $25
Bookings: 0410 669 253 or online www.circusroyale.com

Saturday 13 February
Ficifolia Street Parade

Venue: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 5.00pm
Before the parade, activities include music, face painting and jumping castle.

Backstage at the Dome
Features live music
.
Venue: Keith Pretty Sound Shell, Civic Park, Drouin
Time: 6.30pm approx.
Cost: Free
 

Open Air Film
Family film Snoopy and Charlie Brown
: The Peanut Movie feature at this year’s Movie under the
Stars.
Venue: Keith Pretty Soundshell, Civic Park, Drouin
Time: 8.15pm approx.
Cost: Free
In case of bad weather, the movie will be held at Drouin Secondary College during intermission,
there will be a spectacular fireworks display.
www.ficifoliafestival.org.au

Saturday 13 February
Rokeby Community Market

Held on the second Saturday of every month from September – May, this market features produce,
craft and plants.
Venue: Rokeby Reserve
Location: Brandy Creek Road, Rokeby
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Rhiannon 5626 8523
Email: info@rokebymarket.org.au

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 February
Drouin History Group – Living in Old Drouin

Offers images of Drouin and its people since 1880 - slide shows, talks, Drouin history books,
questions and photos for research. Please note disabled access is only available during library
opening hours on Saturday.
Venue: Drouin Library Meeting Room
Time: 10.00am 4.30pm
Cost: Free Enquiries: Rosemary Blackley 5625 1032
Ellen Burrows 0407 343 161
www.ficifoliafestival.org.au

Saturday 13 February
“No Batteries Required”

The ‘No Batteries Required’ will be a Retro Vintage display of toys, hobbies and other obsessions.
Morning and afternoon teas available all day.
Venue: CWA Clubroom
Location: 10 Sinclair Street, Drouin
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: Gold coin. Children free. Bookings not required.
Enquiries: Yvonne Tindle 5625 2080
 

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 February
CWA Arts & Craft Show

Latrobe Central group of the Country Women’s Association will hold its 15th exhibition of creative
crafts, cookery, flowers and photography as part of the Ficifolia Festival.
Venue: Anglican Church Hall
Location: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Admission: Gold coin donation to go to West Gippsland Hospital breast cancer init.
Morning /afternoon tea and lunch will be available.
Members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite decorated bra.
Enquiries: Gwen Dale 0427 235 331

Saturday 13 February – Monday 7 March
John Mutsaers & Susan Hall Joint Exhibition

Well-known artists, John Mutsaers and Susan Hall, are staging a joint exhibition of their paintings,
drawings and prints this February.
Official opening by Dr Tony Hanning (Federation University)
Venue: ArtSpace Wonthaggi
Location: 5-7 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi
Time: 3.00pm
Enquiries: 5672 1415
www.jmartist.com.au
www.susanhall.com.au

Sunday 14 February
Ficifolia Fun Run

Choose from 5km, 8km or 14km runs.
Venue: Two Towns Trail, Civic Park, Drouin
Time: 9.00am
Cost: $20
Bookings: Eric 0412 339 579 or email e.bott@bigpond.com
Entry includes run, officials, water on track and sausage sizzle.
www.ficifoliafestival.org.au

Sunday 14 February
Darnum Musical Village Market

Darnum Musical Village offers a variety of produce, art and craft work and speciality stalls, along
with a variety of live music.
Venue: Darnum Musical Village
Location: Stuart Street, Darnum
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Free entry.
Expressions of interest from stall holders are invited. Phone Sue Parrish 0437 122 441
Email: dmv@dcsi.net.au

Sunday 14 February
Romeo & Juliet

This year is the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare and Essential Theatre will once again
perform in the beautiful setting of Wild Dog Winery. This year the play is Romeo and Juliet.
Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Location: Time: From 5.00pm onwards
Cost: $45 show only,
$99 includes 3 course lunch or dinner and show
Bookings: 5623 2211

Sunday 14 February
Charity Poker Run

Longwarry & District Lions Club are calling all motor bike riders to compete in the Charity Poker Run.
$250 prize money.
Venue: Register at Longwarry Public Hall from 9.30am. Ride begins at 10.00am.
Cost: $25 entry fee includes lunch & a can of soft drink.
Enquiries: Sue 5625 2931 or Debbie 5628 7556

Sunday 14 February
Cardinia Shire Summer Music Series – Cardinia Civic Concert Band

The Hills come alive with the sound of music this February. With groups catering for a range of
musical tastes, lazing on a Sunday afternoon has never been so exciting.
The thirty- piece ensemble of local artists will perform a variety of music, from the roaring 20s
through to the contemporary popular music of today.
Venue: Bandstand at Emerald Lake Park
Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: cardinia.vic.gov.au/summermusic
Concerts will be cancelled in the event of a declared Code Red alert.

Sunday 14 February
KooWee Market

The Koo Wee Rup CFA and Koo Wee Rup CWA have partnered together to coordinate the
community market for 2016. It will now be held on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
Stall holders wanted!
Venue: Cochrane Park
Location: Cnr Rossiter Rd and Sybella Avenue, Koo Wee Rup.
Time: 8.00am – 1.30pm
Enquiries: 0418 289 847
Email: kooweerupmarket@gmail.com

Sunday 14 February
The Café Culture Series present Co-Cheol

Co-Cheol offer serious four part harmonies. They were the best up and coming act for the National
Folk Festival 2015 and runners-up in the Aus-Aca National a Capella championships.
Venue: Toora Community Hall
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
BYO nibbles, drinks and glasses.
Tickets at the door.
Enquiries: Mary 5682 1166

Tuesday 16 February
Village Music Lovers

This month’s concert features Wal and Cath Willems with a selection of wonderful songs we used to
sing years ago. In the afternoon, the much-loved country duo mo9f Rod and Rhonda Owen play
guitar and sing timeless tunes with wonderful harmonies.
Venue: Darnum Musical Village
Location: Stuart Street, Darnum
Time: 11.00am – 2.30pm
Cost: $8 or $14 per couple.
BYO lunch. Tea & coffee provided.
Enquiries: Judy Williams 5623 4115 or Dawn Woolfe 5623 1596

Thursday 18 February
’71 – Open Air Rooftop Cinema

Starring up-and-coming talent Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) this exhilarating, breathless thriller
recreates ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland’ through the eyes of a young British soldier. Private Gary
Hook is abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to
tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a
disorienting, alien and deadly landscape. Focussing on the visceral experience of one young soldier
swept up in the action, ’71 is a taut, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Rating – MA 15+
Venue: Bank Warragul
Location: 5-7 Smith Street, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $10
Enquiries: 5622 3337

Thursday 18 February – Monday 21 March
Where the Land Meets the Sea

Artists Sue Gilford, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Libby Schreiber and Helen Timbury share common ground
as bird lovers. Helen, Kate and Libby are printmakers and Sue uses pyrography. Their joint exhibition
will feature coastal birds, shoreline birds and special places near the sea.
The official opening will take place on Sunday 21 February 2.00pm
Venue: Stockyard Gallery
Location: The Roundabout, Cnr Main & McDonald Streets, Foster
Gallery hours: Open daily 10.00am – 4.00pm
Phone: 5682 1125

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 February
Bruthen Blues& Arts Festival

Back for its 21st year, the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival rocks Gippsland once again. With an amazing
family-friendly vibe, the festival attracts a range of world-class artists who perform over three
fantastic days and nights at multiple free and paid venues across town. With something for
everyone to enjoy including a range of music events, busking, markets, artist workshops, street
parade and the infamous Sunday morning duck race.
www.bruthenblues.org.au

Saturday 20 February
Warragul Arts Marke
t
Third Saturday of the month: October – March
Offers gems, painting, clothing, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, printmaking, demonstrating
artists, buskers, live music and art activities.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: 5626 7045
Email: warragulartsmarket@gmail.com
bawbawartsalliance.org.au

Saturday 20 February
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 56

Saturday 20 February
Rock in the Park

Lardner Park Events presents Jon Stevens, Mental As Anything, Paul Woseen & Scott Kingman
(Screaming Jets) in what is billed to be a rock concert spectacular. Special guest is Nick Barker
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: 155 Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Time: 2.00pm – 8.00pm
Tickets: Early Bird Tickets till 31st December $65 per person
2nd release till 19th February $75, at the gate $85
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/166722 Booking fee applies.
Enquiries: www.lardnerpark.com.au

Saturday 20 February
Variety Night

This is a Children’s Charity event that offers an auction and raffles. Prizes on offer include a table for
10 to the AFL Presidents Lunch valued at $4000, Kennards Equipment Hire $1000 and wine valued at
$500. Music will be provided by band JAM 821.
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club
Location: 55-57 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: $40pp. Finger food supplied.
Enquiries: 5623 1520
Email: admin@warragulclub.com.au

Saturday 20 February
Family Dance Night

Come along and join in old time dances such as the Barn Dance, Evening 3 Step, Cha Cha and Rumba,
kids fun dances and many more. After supper kid’s movie shown in the supper room.
Absolutely no experience needed, instruction provided, come along and have fun and exercise at the
same time. Please bring a plate of supper to share.
Venue: Tetoora Road Community Centre
Location: 2575 Korumburra – Warragul Road, Tetoora Road
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm includes a half time supper break
Cost: $5.00 per family/$2 per adult (to cover hall cost)
Enquiries: Barbara 0417 506 811 or Margaret 5626 1389

Sunday 21 February
Permaculture Picnic @ Hazeldean Forest Farm

Come and celebrate with Jason and Marg Alexander - it is 30 years since they started planting their
food forest. BYO picnic, pick your own and add some of our cider to your picnic. This Sustainable
Living Festival also includes a farm walk and talk.
Venue: Hazeldean Forest Farm
Location: 1143 Hazeldean Road, Ellinbank
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
www.hazeldeanforestfarm.com
Bookings via Eventbrite

Sunday 21 February
Cardinia Shire Summer Music Series – Rangana & Udumbara Dance Troup
e
The Hills come alive with the sound of music this February. With groups catering for a range of
musical tastes, lazing on a Sunday afternoon has never been so exciting.
This dance troupe showcases traditional Sri Lankan dancing and drumming, Indian classical and
contemporary dancing. This show will feature a LIVE broadcast from 3MDR.
Venue: Bandstand at Emerald Lake Park
Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: cardinia.vic.gov.au/summermusic
Concerts will be cancelled in the event of a declared Code Red alert.

Sunday 21 February
Mirboo North Italian Festa

Mirboo North comes alive with the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy. Offers a variety of food and
wine stalls, live band from midday ‘Paris by Night’, comedian Joe Avanti, jumping castle, animal
farm, face painting and a special guest appearance from Elsa and Anna. Also features art and
historical displays, cooking demonstrations, Italian Fiat and Ferrari cars and more.
Come along to the summer Mass in the park to celebrate the feast of Saint Paul.
Venue: Baromi Park
Location: 49 Ridgway Street, Mirboo North
Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Enquiries: 5634 6352, 0439 344 928 or 0429 346 525
Email: mirboonorthitalianfesta@yahoo.com.au

Wednesday 24 February
Chain

Australia’s most iconic Blues band will perform at Bank Warragul. Features Phil Manning and Matt
Taylor.
Venue: Bank Warragul
Location: 5 – 7 Smith Street, Warragul
Tickets pre-sale $25 or $30 on the night.
Bookings: 5622 3337
www.bankwarragul.com.au

Friday 26 February
Ellinbank Twilight Sports

This is a great family night with sporting events for all ages.
Venue: Ellinbank Football Ground
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
BBQ from 6.00pm

Saturday 27 February
Avocado Grafting & Growing Workshop

Join Paul Winfield as he takes us through the methods of growing backyard avocados
successfully, grafting fruiting varieties onto your pip stock, useful tips and tricks and
successful growing tactics.
Venue: Eastern Park Community Garden
Time: 10.00am
Cost: $5
Enquiries & bookings: Donna Hallam treedin@iinet.net.au

Saturday 27 February
West Gippsland Bonsai Grou
p
Come along and join the West Gippsland Bonsai Group at their monthly meetings and workshops
with guest speakers to discuss and maintain bonsai trees including discussions of various styles and
species used for bonsai.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Members free/Non-members $10
Enquiries: Meredith Van Donen 0418 533 490
Visit westgippslandbomsaigroup@weebly.com for meeting dates and more information

Sunday 28 February
Noojee Station Market

Last Sunday of the month excluding December.
Tranquil bushland at the Noojee Heritage Centre and historic Noojee Train Station is the setting for
the 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.
Come One, Come All!
Time: 8am - 2.00pm
Enquiries: Shaz Taura 0419 380 997
Email: noojeestationmarket@gmail.com
 

Sunday28 February
Cardinia Shire Summer Music Series – Lily & King

The Hills come alive with the sound of music this February. With groups catering for a range of
musical tastes, lazing on a Sunday afternoon has never been so exciting.
Lily & King creating rousingly catchy music that sits somewhere between a captivating 40s nightclub
routine and the raw, rambunctious spirit of New Orleans street buskers.
Venue: Bandstand at Emerald Lake Park
Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: cardinia.vic.gov.au/summermusic
Concerts will be cancelled in the event of a declared Code Red alert.

Sunday 28 February
Stitch’n’Sistas Exhibition

Visitors to Hill End can see the best of quilts, wall hangings, bags, table runners and more when the
Stitch ‘n’ Sistas hold their biennial quilt exhibition.
Venue: HECI - Former Hill End Primary School
Location: Paynters Road, Hill End
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Admission: $2. Light refreshments available from HECI kitchen
Enquiries: Dru Ketchion 5635 4214/0427 557 457
March

Saturday 5 March
Jindivick Country Marke
t
Jindivick Country Market is a local produce, art and craft market that showcases Jindivick’s rich
culture. Held on the first Saturday of every month except January, June July and August
Venue: Jindivick Harvest Kitchen grounds
Location: 1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick
Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday 12 March
Rokeby Community Marke
t
Held on the second Saturday of every month from September – May, this market features produce,
craft and plants.
Venue: Rokeby Reserve
Location: Brandy Creek Road, Rokeby
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Rhiannon 5626 8523
Email: info@rokebymarket.org.au

Saturday 12 March – Monday 14 March
Forest Edge Musical Festival

Presented by CYC Ministeries, the Forest Edge Musical Festival is an all-ages, drug and alcohol free,
live music event held annually on the March Labour Day weekend at Forest Edge in Gippsland.
Supported by Christian Youth Camps Ltd and the Christian Community Churches of Victoria, Forest
Edge Musical Festival sees hundreds of young people come together, live in community for the
weekend and listen to some great artists and bands.
Venue: Forest Edge CYC, Neerim East
Enquiries: 9801 4588. Check out Facebook page.

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.