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.

 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

Coming up in May is Creative Yarragon as part of creative Gippsland.. There are all sorts of workshops so anyone interested in doing a small workshop ( only $10) have a look.

click here for creative yarragon flyer

The Red Tree Gallery at my sculpture garden has now been painted and electrified and the plumbers are working over the next week so it is gradually moving closer to completion. Come and look!.

Rokeby Market is the second Saturday in the month, Warragul art market has stopped until october,although the farmers market in Warragul continues 


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

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.

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 21 March – Sunday 24 May
The Politics of Perception – Debbie Symons and Jasmine Targett

The Politics of Perception presents works by artists Symons and Targett that map critical issues surrounding our environment. Both artists poetically and potently chart landmarks of anthropocentric disaster that cannot be found on any atlas or world map.
This exhibition is presented in association with Art + Climate Change 2015, a Melbourne – wide CLIMARTE festival seeking to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
Exhibition celebration: Friday 27 March 6.00pm – 8.00pm
RSVP Wednesday 25 March
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday – Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm. Closed public holidays
Enquiries: 5128 5700
Email: lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au

Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 March
Farm World

Farm World is now one of the biggest field day events in Australia. Now in its 53rd year, Farm World allows exhibitors to launch new products, generate
sales and leads, highlight industry changes and provide an opportunity to develop and maintain contacts. Visit Baw Baw Shire’s stand in the Baw Baw Pavillion to meet some of Baw Baw’s community groups and local clubs including Gardivalia, Eastern Park Community Garden, Baw Baw
Arts Alliance and Baw Baw Sustainability Network.
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: 153 Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Time: Thursday 26 March 8.30am to Sunday 29 March 4pm
Enquiries: Lardner Park Events 5626 1373
Email: farmworld@lardnerpark.com.au

Thursday 26 March
Women in Agriculture – Dame Quentin Bryce and Natalie Collard

Guest presenter Dame Quentin Bryce AD, CVO is the former Governor-General of Australia and Governor of Queensland. She is now the chair of a new taskforce aimed at reducing domestic violence incidents in Queensland.
Dame Quentin will be joined by Natalie Collard who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Dairy Farmers in 2011. Prior to this, she was the Manager of Rural Affairs for the National Farmers’ Federation. Natalie was also awarded Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Victoria in
2013 in the community and Government category.
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: $40 - includes entry to Farm Word, light lunch, wine, beer and soft drink
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/119124
Enquiries: 5626 1373 www.lardnerpark.com.au

Friday 27 March
Luke Matthews

Venue: BANK
Location: 5 – 7 Smith Street, Warragul (beside taxi rank)
Enquiries: 5622 3337
Email: info@euphoriawarragul.com.au

Friday 27 March – Sunday 29 March
The Hills are Alive

Now in its seventh year, The Hills are Alive is a boutique camping and music gathering. The music line-up includes comedy master Jimeoin, Theme Team, Fossil Fuel, Remi, Safia, Pierce Brothers, Asta and Luca Brasi.
Venue: The Farm, Loch
Enquiries: www.thehillsarealive.com.au/what.php.

Saturday 28 March
Caleb Clua

Venue: BANK
Location: 5 – 7 Smith Street, Warragul (beside taxi rank)
Enquiries: 5622 3337
Email: info@euphoriawarragul.com.au

Saturday 28 March
‘At Last – The Etta James Story’- Starring Vika Bull

This two-hour smash hit narrative concert tells the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life and features some of her most loved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me and the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind and many more. The sensational Vika Bull puts her heart, soul and funk into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by the sizzling hot The Essential R & B
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Albert & Smith Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456
Online: www.wgac.com.au

Saturday 28 March
‘The Summit Survivor’

The Summit Survivor is the ultimate 36 obstacle challenge over 5km. Any fitness level can have a crack … beginners through to hard-core racers. Walk, run or sprint your way through this epic obstacle course and take on the tunnel, mud, nets, beams, walls, ice, zaps and so much more.
Volunteers compete for free in return for a few hours work. They will also receive free merchandise,
lunch and parking.
Venue: The Summit
Location: 21 Cemetery Road, Trafalgar East

Saturday 28 March
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market

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

Saturday 28 March
Earth Hour

In 2015, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate the nation’s food and farmers, reminding Australians of the need to tackle global warming for the sake of our rural communities and our supply of fresh, homegrown food. Millions of Australians are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30pm local
time on Saturday, March 28, 2015 to show their support for cutting carbon pollution and moving to renewable energy for the sake of our food and farmers.
Come along to view the launch of the new aquaponics system, enjoy the live music, cob oven pizza and a film re ‘Food & Farming’.
BYO: seating, pizza toppings, rolling pin, tray, crockery.
A renewable light source ie. Candle, rechargable head torch etc!
Pizza 4pm onwards, film 7pm, Lights out 8.30pm
Coffee & dessert at Fozigobble cafe! SPECIAL Earth Hour DEAL
Enquiries: 0438 204 706

Saturday 28 March
St John’s Church Fair

This annual fair offers jams, cakes, pickles, vegetables, handcafts, books, sausage sizzle and hamburgers. Op shop open - clothing specials
Venue: St John’s Church, Neerim South
Time: 9.00am

Sunday 29 March
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 March
Sue Robertson Exhibition

After many years of appreciation and collecting art works, Sue began formal art studies as an adult. Sue has experimented with print making, painting, drawing, life drawing, sculptures and her favourite, Scratchboard. Coming along to meet the artist this Sunday between 2pm and 5pm. Cannibal Creek Wines will be available for wine tasting.
Venue: Maryknoll on St Joseph’s
Location: 1 St Joseph’s Square, Maryknoll
Enquiries: 5942 8242 – Store
0409 215 622 – Gallery
Email: maryknollstjosephs@gmail.com

Monday 30 March
School Holiday Fun: Knights, Dragons, Kings & Queens

Step back in time and enjoy some medieval madness with this FREE show by Carp Productions.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 2.30pm – 3.15pm
Bookings free, but essential.
Phone: 5625 1564

Tuesday 31 March
School Holiday Fun

Join staff and other library regulars for a special themed craft session at Warragul Library during the school holidays. Suitable for ages 4 – 10.
Easter Craft Tuesday 31 March, 10.30am – 11.30am
Origami Tuesday 7 April, 10.30am – 11.30am
Bookings free but preferred.
Phone: 5622 2848
Wednesday 1 April
Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured
Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns. His instrumental gifts have oft been utilised on recordings by the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer,
Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford's Dianna Kiss. Chris has enjoyed the company of Australia's best musicians on stage and in the studio when realising his own visions in song.
Chris will be joined by Shannon Bourne.
Venue: BANK Euphoria
Location: 5 – 7 Smith Street, Warragul (next to taxi rank)
Enquiries: 5622 3337
Email: info@euphoriawarragul.com.au

Thursday 2 April
Royal Children’s Easter Appea
Music and a Fund-raising Auction at Fairview Homes in Warragul. Last year we raised almost $5000, so the more people bidding the more we’ll raise! This is the 10th consecutive year that Takin’ Time featuring Sue and Colin Parrish have been donating their music to the event and it has been an immensely satisfying gig. Phil Edwards will accompany this vibrant duo. The general public are invited!
Venue: Fairview
Location: Sargeant Street, Warragul
Time: 12pm

Friday 3 April – Monday 6 April
Walhalla Easter Art Show

The Walhalla Heritage and Development League is conducting the third Walhalla Easter Art Show
featuring local artists and photographers. The show will feature two special categories - one for works depicting Walhalla and the second to commemorate 100 years of the Anzacs. Profits from the event go towards the continued work of the Walhalla Heritage and Development League in protecting and preserving the history of the Walhalla township.
Venue: Walhalla Mechanics Institute Hall
Exhibition closes Monday 6 April 2.30 pm followed by presentations.
Enquiries: Barbara Hood 5127 8101
Email: walhallaeasterartshow@gmail.com

Friday 3 April
Amazing Race of Warragul

Voyage Fitness is hosting the Amazing Race of Warragul event to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital. Take on the challenge, answer the clues and solve the puzzles for your chance to win prizes around the course.
Venue: Voyage Fitness
Location: 243 Albert Road, Warragul
Time: 7.40am for 8.00am start. Register at front desk. Approximate finish 11.00am
Cost: $15 for members / $20 for non-members
Enquiries: 5623 1455

Friday 4 April
Good Friday at The Grove On Willow Restaurant

Good Friday Seafood Special Evening for this great restaurant in Willow Grove – just 20 minutes
from Warragul and 15 mins from Moe. Your hosts, Darryn & Katy are ready for an evening of fabulous food and entertainment. Check out their Facebook page 
Venue: The Grove on Willow
Location: 14 Main Road, Willow Grove
Time: 6.30pm

Saturday 1 - 27 April

A vibrant collection of art by five women who share a love of art but whose lifestyles are as diverse as the subjects they paint and the media with which they work. The artists are Helen Fox, Heather
Glover, Lynne Hall, Gael Smith and Min Weggelaar.
Official opening: Easter Saturday 4th April 2.00pm. Open Easter Monday.
Venue: The Station Gallery,
Location: Yarragon Railway Station, Princess Highway, Yarragon
Open hours: 10.15am – 4.00pm Wednesday to Sunday
Enquiries: 0490 173 103

Saturday 4 April
Jindivick Country Market

Held on the first Saturday of every month except January, June, July and August. Jindivick Country Market is a local produce, art and craft market that showcases Jindivick’s rich culture.
Venue: Jindivick Harvest Kitchen
Location: 1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

Saturday 4 April
Bunyip Agricultural Show

This annual event showcases animals, craft, horticultural exhibits and entertainment for all ages. Animal events and competitions include horses, cattle, sheep, dairy goats, alpacas, donkeys and dogs. Entertainment includes the ever popular Laser Skirmish, Jamie & Kim’s Native Petting Zoo,
Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and Classic Cars.
Venue: Bunyip Showgrounds Recreation Reserve
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission: Adults $8, Children $2, students/concession $3, Family Pass $16
Enquiries: Joan 0429 550 605

Sunday 5 April
Warragul Cup – Easter Sunday

Enjoy the thrill of Harness Racing with full bar and bistro facilities.
Highlights include fashions on the field, selfie contest (win a $1000 TAB voucher), lucky racegoer raffle/giveaways, Koko the Clown and free kids activities. Plus live music from ALROY, pony trots exhibition, Punter’s Club and full TAB betting, bar, bistro dining and a BBQ on the lawn.
Venue: Logan Park Showgrounds
Time: 12 noon
Tickets available at the gate. No BYO alcohol.
Admission: Adults $10, pensioners $5, children under 18 free.
Enquiries: Alison McDougal 5622 2008

Sunday 5 April
Easter Sunday Lunch at Tarra-Bulga

Celebrate Easter with an ‘all you can eat’ buffet lunch. While away the remainder of the afternoon with a relaxing walk in the Tarra-Bulga National Park.
Venue: Tarra-Bulga Guesthouse
Location: 1885 Grand Ridge Road, Balook
Time: 11.30am – 2.00pm
Cost: $19
Bookings: 5196 6141

Sunday 5 April & Monday 6 April
High Tea at Glenfyne Gardens

Celebrate Easter with a High Tea in the beautiful gardens of Glenfyne.
Venue: Glenfyne Gardens
Location: 1095 Main South Road, Drouin South
Bookings: 5627 5546

Sunday 5 April
Easter Sunday at The Kings Arms

Come and join Sue & Colin Parrish of Takin’ Time fame on Easter Sunday afternoon as they play their easy-listening music at this great hotel in Neerim South – just 15 minutes out of Warragul. Barney and his staff have a wonderful offering of meals for folks of all ages. The decor in the dining area is
beautiful and you won’t find friendlier staff than here at the King’s Arms. You could even make it a weekend in affordable accommodation and get to see some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria. Check out their website 
Venue: The Kings Arms
Location: 91-109 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South
Time: 12pm
Bookings: 5628 1431

Sunday 5 April
Longwarry Fire Brigade Craft & Produce Treasure Market

First Sunday of month except January and February.
This community market offers a huge range of craft, produce and treasure including 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
Enquiries: Janine 0419 158 946
Email: fire@dcsi.net.au
*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

Tuesday 7 April
‘Robin Hood’

Warragul Youth Theatre’s first production for 2015 is the popular pantomime ‘Robin Hood’. It promises fun, music and dancing.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Tuesday 7 April 2.00pm, Wednesday 8 April 11.00am & 2.00pm, Thursday 9 April 2.00pm &
7.00pm, Friday 10 April 11.00am & 2.00pm
Cost: $10
Bookings: 5624 2456

Wednesday 8 April – Friday 1 May
‘Lest We Forget’

This timely exhibition features ANZAC artefacts and images related to Warragul & district service men and women. The material on display is drawn from the Warragul RSL Sub Branch, Warragul &
District Historical Society and the Australian War Memorial collections.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul

Thursday 9 April
Baw Baw Poetry Group

Warragul’s poetry group is going strong. It will appeal to those interested in promoting poetry and performance and is an opportunity to listen, recite and discuss poetry. Open to any genre if provided for entertainment and self-improvement. Self-written poems are encouraged. The poetry sessions
will be held every second Thursday of the month.
Venue: Red Fox Gallery Café, Old Drouin Butter Factory
Location: 1 Main South Road, Drouin
Time: 7.00pm
Enquiries: Liz Dorsett – lillibits@gmail.com

Friday 10 April
Parents without Partners Old Time Dance

Latrobe Valley Parents without Partners host a bi monthly (even months) Old Time Dance on the second Friday of the month. All welcome! Features The Silhouettes.
Venue: Newborough Public Hall
Location: Corner of Rutherglen Road & Balfour Street.
Enquiries: Fran 5127 5951

Saturday 11 April
Rokeby Community Market

Held on second Saturday of month from September to May.
Offers plants, craft, food and local produce.
Venue: Rokeby Reserve
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Rhiannon Maclagan 5626 8523 (BH)
Email: info@rokebymarket.org.au

Saturday 11 April
The Gippsland Rare & Unusual Plant Fair

Plant collectors and home garden enthusiasts will love the many bulbs, perennials, succulents, hellebores, salvias, lilliums, roses and clematis on offer as well as other garden related items.
Venue: Jindivick Public Hall
Location: Jacksons Track, Jindivick
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Enquiries: David Musker 5628 5316
Email: jindigardener@bigpond.com

Saturday 11 April
Aquaponics Workshop

Join Jay Birchell at Eastern Park Community Garden for a demonstration of an aquaponics system. Watch and learn how to put together an aquaponics system for your backyard. Become a friend of Eastern Park Community Garden aquaponics system and help maintain the garden and its fish.
Venue: Eastern Park Community Garden
Time: 9.30am
Cost: $5
Bookings essential. Contact Donna Hallam 0407 873 681 or email treedin@iinet.net.au
Angela Greenall 5624 3545 or email angela.greenall@wghg.com.au

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 April
Australia Open Garden Scheme – Broughton Hall

As the Australia Open Garden Scheme draws to a close, take this opportunity to visit Broughton Hall – an impressive garden of strong and dramatic design featuring rare plants, massed roses and perennials, deciduous trees and birch groves. This magnificent formal garden is beautifully sited to enjoy the spectacular views.
Venue: Broughton Hall
Location: 125 Palmer Road, Jindivick
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Cost: $10
Enquiries: David Musker 5628 5316
Email: jindigardener@bigpond.com

Sunday 12 April
Rotary Club of Drouin Swap Meet

Venue: Lardner Park
Location: Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Enquiries: 0418 595 540

Sunday 12 April
Community Clearing Sale

The Darnum Ellinbank Fire Brigade presents the annual Community Clearing Sale.
Venue: Ellinbank Football Ground
Location: Warragul Korumburra Road, Ellinbank
Time: 10.00am
Entry: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: Paul Wilms 0428 595 736
Doug Peachey 0418 515 162

Sunday 12 April
Garden Party – Nickelby At Darnum

Come along to Nickelby At Darnum’s annual Garden Party and fashion parade. Enjoy the music of Sue & Colin Parrish, a fashion parade of Nickelby Designs and other surprises, local wines and lovely afternoon tea of cheeses and homemade delights.
Venue: Nickelby At Darnum
Location: 308 Darnum Shady Creek Road Darnum
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Tickets: $25.00 per person, drinks at bar prices
Bookings essential. Phone Angela on 5627 8121 to purchase tickets over the phone or visit Nickelby
At Darnum Wed-Sun 10-5

Sunday 12 April
Drouin Lions Club Antique & Collectables Fair

This popular annual antiques fair features a vast array of collectables, linen and lace, china, antiques. Have your items valued for only $5.
All funds raised go back to the community.
Venue: Drouin Secondary College
Location: Main South Road, Drouin
Entry: $5
Enquiries: Nick Drodge 0400 720 942
Email: ndrodge1@bigpond.com

Wednesday 15 April
Artist Talk – Laurie Collin
Laurie is a well-known sculptor based in Jindivick who uses metal and recycled materials. He will share his artistic journey and inspirations with us in an intimate talk.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 1.00pm
Light refreshments provided
Bookings free but essential.
Phone: 5622 2848

Wednesday 15 April
‘Uncorked’ - Jon English & Peter Cupples

Jon English – one of Australia’s most loved and enduring recording and performing artists – and Peter Cupples, former lead singer and songwriter of ‘STYLUS’, together in their collaborative music show, ‘UNCORKED’.
Born out of a wonderful rapport formed while touring together in ‘Pirates of Penzance’, the repertoire of the twosome includes all their old hits and favourites, including Turn the Page, Hollywood 7, Six Ribbons, Words are Not Enough, Summer Breeze and World of Make Believe. “We do a bit of his, then a bit of mine, then a little bit of other people’s”, says English. “We like to alternate between some rock and then a ballad, with a joke or two thrown in for good measure!” For one show only, don’t miss these two great artists together on stage; a surprising combination of totally different styles and talents that somehow works to create a unique and exciting sound.
Venue: BANK Euphoria
Location: 5-7 Smith Street, Warragul (next to taxi rank)
Bookings: 5622 3337
Email: info@euphoriawarragul



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.