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.

The Jindivick Sculpture Show has now moved 10 pieces  to Narkojee Winery  down at Traralgon for a few months including one of mine.. 

 The Red Tree Gallery( on the site of the sculpture Garden) now has for the month of July, The Snow Show.This is a diverse exhibition of paintings and images to do with snow. Artists represented are Trav Hendricks, Warren Nichols, Phil Henshall, Ellyn, Nicole Smith Keltie Mullin and Ros Meadmore 


outside view of the red tree gallery

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.

click here for creative yarragon flyer!.

Rokeby Market is the second Saturday in the month but has now stopped for winter. Back in September., Warragul art market has stopped being outside  until october,although there is a few market stalls inside the Green room area at the arts centre. Also  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.

Monday 29 June
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: Alison McDougal 5622 2008

Saturday 4 July
Rock N Roll – ‘Fender Benders’

Dinner & Show
Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Location: Warragul Korumburra Road, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Price: $49
Bookings: Casey Sommerville 5623 2211
Enquiries: info@wilddogwinery.com

Saturday 4 July
Yulefest – Christmas in July Danish Style

Each Saturday night in July the historic Tarra Bulga Guesthouse will be transformed into a winter
wonderland hosting a delicious 3 course buffet dinner event with limited special accommodation
packages available.
Venue: Tarra Bulga Guesthouse
Location: 1885 Grand Ridge Road, Balook
3pm – 6pm: Mulled wine & Danish Doughnuts $15
6pm till late: 3 course Buffet Dinner $48
Accommodation/Dinner & breakfast $230 double or $125 single
Bookings: 5196 6141
Email: info@tarra-bulga.com

Saturday 4 July
Poetry at ‘The French Pear’

Poets and poetry lovers of all persuasions are invited to come and read or to just sit and listen over a
cup of your favourite drink. There will be door prizes and other prizes for poetry readings.
Venue: The French Pear Café
Location: 83 – 85 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 3.00pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: Wayne 0417 506 631 or café 5625 4383
Facebook Poetry at The French Pear Cafe

Saturday 4 July
Felting Class Fundraiser

Baw Baw Sustainability Network in conjunction with Pink Fly and Fozzigobble Café are running a
series of felting classes to raise funds for ReStore. These will be held on the first Saturday of every
month. This week you will learn the basics with raw fleece (by donation or BYO).
Venue: Restore, behind Fozigobble Café
Location: 79 Princes Way, Yarragon
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: $20 or $15 members of BBSN.(100% of proceeds will go to BBSN)
Lunch & coffee can be purchased at Fozigobble or BYO.
Bookings: Barbara Twinning 5127 8743
Pink Fly 0409 342 686
Email: bbsn@dcsi.net.au

Sunday 5 July
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

Wednesday 8 July
What happens in a Community Men’s Shed?

Join secretary of the Drouin Men’s Shed, David Mudge’ to find out what happens in the shed and the
services it provides to our community. Includes a display and presentation of handcrafted
woodwork made by indigenous woodworking group members.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 5.30pm
Bookings free but preferred.
www.wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au or phone 5622 2849

Friday 10 July
Elvis in Concert - “I’ll Remember You

Come and relive and experience what it would have been like to see Elvis Presley live in concert.
Mark Anthony will transport you to that very time when Elvis Presley ruled the world and dominated
the record charts in the 50s, 60s and 70s with his unique raw energy, dynamic voice and sensational
stage presence.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $69.90, Concession: $64.90
Bookings: 5624 2456

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 July
Yarragon Charity Book Fair

This much anticipated annual book fair offers thousands of good quality books for sale.
- $1 paper backs, $2.50 hard covers and $5 for box full of children’s’ and cook books.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.00am
Enquiries: Geoff Conway 0418 318 900
Email: yarragonfb@gmail.com

Saturday 11th July

Opening of the snow Show, Red tree Gallery Laurie Collins sculpture Garden Jindivick 2.00

Sunday 12 July
‘Musicke’s Miscellanie’

Experience music of the High Renaissance. Vocalists Margaret Arnold and Jerzy Kozlowski, with
harpsichordist David Macfarlane and the Early Music Society of Victoria Ensemble will perform major
works by Telemann, Scheidt and Schutz.
Viols, sackbuts, shawm, recorder and harpsichord will combine to provide one of the most
distinctive sounds that early music has to offer.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm
Admission: Single concert $25, Concession $20, Student $10, Family $50
Season ticket: $50, Concession $40, Student $20, Family $100.
Advanced bookings recommended. Pay for all tickets at the door.
Phone: 9699 8417
Email: marcusjhill@bigpond.com

Tuesday 14 July
Ink Talks by Anita George

The ink, pen and brush. Each have, in various forms, written our history. This exhibition by local
calligrapher, Anita George, has examples of these early writing styles and poses the questions: Is
hand writing relevant today or is it now an art form? Has graffiti evolved from the physical need of
expressive writing? Has the computer killed the physical joy of writing?
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Artist talks: Tuesday 28 July & Wednesday 11 August 11.00am – 12.00pm
Enquiries: 5624 2456

Friday 17 July
‘The Jerry Lee Lewis & Fats Domino Tribute Show’ – presented by Issi Dye

Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Location: 6 Farrington Close, off Warragul Korumburra Road, Warragul South
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: $49pp includes two course dinner & show. Drinks at bar prices.
Bookings: 5623 2211
Email: info@wilddogwinery.com

Saturday 18 July
Warragul Farmers’ Market

Third Saturday of month
A place for people to meet and support local farmers and producers and to buy a huge range of fresh
and handmade food.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: erika@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au
Website: Warragul Farmers Market

Saturday 18 July
Winter Arts & Crafts Marke
Held undercover in the Fountain Room at West Gippsland Arts Centre this market offers paintings,
beading, jewellery, hand crafted musical instruments and sculptures.
Venue: Fountain room
Location: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Lee Hogervorst 5624 2454

Sunday 19 July
Shirazz and Theatre Organ

Warragul Theatre Organ Society presents Scott Harrison who will join with the Shirazz Jazz Band to
give you the best of both genres. Shirazz is a six-piece Melbourne traditional jazz and Dixieland
band, specialising in classic hot jazz of the 20s and 30s and has been fast gaining a reputation as one
of Melbourne’s premier jazz bands,
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm. Doors open 1.45pm
Admission: Adults $30, Concession $27, Members $25, Under 16 free. Afternoon tea $2
Enquiries: Diane 5623 3301

Friday 24 July – Sunday 30 August
West Gippsland Music & Drama Eisteddfod

Sections include classical vocal, instrumental solo, instrumental groups and choral, modern vocal,
speech and drama and piano.
Also hosts the Gippsland Parasteddfod, a non-competitive event for people with a disability to gain
performance experience in the areas of music, drama and dance. August 10.
The event culminates with the Stars of the Eisteddfod Concert on August 30th.
Check website for further details.

Saturday 25 July
Dirty Dick’s Theatre Restaurant

Dinner & Show
Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Location: Warragul Korumburra Road, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Price: $69
Bookings: Casey Sommerville 5623 2211
Enquiries: info@wilddogwinery.com

Saturday 25 July
Octonauts Live – Operation Reef Shield

Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on
a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef. When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical
station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef
dwellers and their home.
An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef. It
will take all the Octonauts, their Gups and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing
starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 10.30am
Bookings essential: 5624 2456

Saturday 25 July
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 25 July
Christmas in July with Denise Drysdale

Denise is back for a second show by popular demand!
Venue: Warragul Reception & Conference Centre
Location: Sutton Street, Warragul
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: $35pp including dinner and show.
Bookings: 5622 1333

Sunday 26 July
Poetry Gig at the Red Tree Gallery

This poetry gig will be held in Laurie & Marian Collins new Red Tree Gallery, set in Laurie’s well
known sculpture garden. Poets are invited to write a poem in response to a sculpture in the studio.
These are to be read later in the afternoon.
Venue: Red Tree Gallery
Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick
Time: 2pm
Admission: Free
The Jindi Café will be open for anyone wishing to have lunch beforehand.
Enquiries: Wayne 0417 506 631
Facebook The Demented Echidna Poet’s Collective

Sunday 26 July
Neerim District Alley Market

Held on fourth Sunday of every month
Local producers will sell and promote their goods. All profits from the stalls will be distributed to
local community groups.
Venue: Laneway and rear car park between Neerim District Community Bank and Foodworks
Location: 147 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday 26 July
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 26 July
Tour ‘n’ Tapas Lunch

Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: Tynong North Road, Tynong North
Bushfood garden tour at 11.30am followed by tapas style lunch.
Cost: $40 pp
Bookings: enquiries@peppermintridgefarm.com.au
Phone: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8520

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.