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

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.

Won the sculpture prize at Sandy Point art show.. Yay

On the 18th of April the gallery will have an informal opening and be used to welcome the artist in residence for the Jindivick area as part of the "exchange" with Wellington Shire. This will be a creative Gippsland get together too so it will get a good workout... hope it doesnt rain! Carpet is in, toilet and sink are in, Hanging system has arrived... its all happening.

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 

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

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
www.latroberegionalgallery.com

Saturday 1 - 27 April
‘Diversity’

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
www.bawbawartsalliance.org.au
 

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 16 April
Baw Baw Writers’ Network – Scot Gardne
r
Guest speaker this month is Scot Gardner, the author of several fiction books about young people some of which include The Dead I know, One Dead Seagull, White Ute Dreaming and The Legend of Ken the Plumber.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: General meeting 7.00pm, Guest speaker 7.45pm
Light supper provided
 

Friday 17 April
‘Close to You

‘Close to You’ features the complete Carpenters.
This is a wonderful narrative concert tribute to the greatest vocal duo of the ‘60s & ‘70s. Fans will enjoy over 20 world-wide hit songs.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert streets, Warragul
Time: 11.00am
Tickets: Adults $24, concession $22, members $20
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Friday 17 April
Simply Sinatra

Tom Burlinson with his All Star Band is visiting Gippsland on his world tour.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Thursday 16 April 2015
2014
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Saturday 18 April
Tough Times – Great Music

Warragul Theatre Organ Society will host a special afternoon featuring many popular songs from our war years. Vocalist Kaye Harrison will present a tribute to Vera Lynn and her much loved songs from World War 2 era. Her wonderful voice presents these with the passion of the war-time spirit.
Theatre organist David Johnston OAM will also present popular music from the 40's and 50's era creating a concert of memory evoking music including recognition of the ANZAC centenary.
Tickets sold at the door.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul.
Time: 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm
Tickets sold at the door.
Enquiries: Di Yuill 5623 3301
Email: dyzown1@dodo.com.au
Website: www.warragulwurlitzer.org.au
Saturday 18 April
Live Music in the Lounge - Emily Murdica
Live music provided by Emily Murdica.
Venue: The Lounge, Warragul Country Club
Location: 41 Sutton Street, Warragul
Time: 8.30pm – 11.30pm
Enquiries: 5623 2135
 

Saturday 18 April
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 428 564
 

Saturday 18 April
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
sallie@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au
Website: Warragul Farmers Market
 

Saturday 18 April
‘Operation Safe Plate

Reduce your risk of number plate theft. Victoria Police
and Drouin & Warragul Neighbourhood Watch are staging ‘Operation Safe Plate’ community event this weekend. Your new one-way safety screws will be fitted on the spot.
Location: Mason Street Car Park
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: $5. Money will be donated to the ‘Ice Melt down Project’.
Enquiries: Steve Pascoe 0409 256 090
 

Sunday 19 April
Craft Markets Australia – A Day Out at Lardner Park

Hosting a wonderful diverse range of stalls, this market will have you plunging headlong into a myriad of sensations. From the traditional to contemporary, an eclectic mix of textures, materials and surfaces make up a huge range of distinctive products all hand made from original designs.
Culinary delights include savories, scrumptious cheeses, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home style baking alongside modern cakes and enticing preserves plus seasonal injections of fruit and vegetables.
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: Burnt Store Road, Lardner
Time: 9am – 2pm
Cost: Parking $3
www.craftmarkets.com.au
 

Sunday 19th April
Psychic & Wellbeing Expo - Berwick

Up to 55 Exhibitors, Healers, Natural Therapists, Clairvoyants, Psychic Readers, Crystals, Giftware, CD’s, Psychic Artists, Books,
Aura Photographs, Full Body Aura Scans, Soya Candles and much more.
International Psychic Mediums on Stage. Free entry to workshops included in entry fee. Café open serving health, gluten free, organic meals and snacks. Tea & Coffee available.
Venue: The Berwick Leisure Centre
Location: 79 Manuka Road
Cost: $5 Adults Kids 12 & under Free
Time: 10am till 5pm
For further information call: 9500 8220 or 0411 260 339
Exhibitor enquiries welcome.
Email: mbarrass31@bigpond.com
Web: www.sacredmist.com.au
 

Sunday 19 April
Strike a Note for East Timor

This popular garden event features musical performances, afternoon tea and a Garden Walk to raise money to help with school education in East Timor.
Venue: Pinelee Gardens
Location: 123 Mildren’s Road, Buln Buln
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Entry: Adults $20, concession/students $10, Under 12 free
BYO chair/blanket
Enquiries: Jenny Leeson 0418 586 741
Email: leeson_jenny7@hotmail.com
Supported by Friends of Ermera and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
 

Sunday 19 April
Warragul Girl Guides and Scouts present ‘A Day to Remember’

Come along and enjoy the free activities at this community event to celebrate the centenary of Anzac and take a step back in time to experience what life was like during the war! Activities include horse & cart rides, abseiling tower, commando course, games, hospital tent, historical display, war memorabilia, bush cooking and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Venue: Warragul Guides & Scout Hall
Location: Bowen Street, Warragul. Bowen Street will be closed between Clifford and Alford Streets.
Suggested parking - Warragul Primary School and Latrobe Street Park,
Time: 11am – 3pm
 

Monday 20 April
Jinny Beyer Visit – International Quilt Designer

Venue: Drouin South Hall
American quilt/fabric designer Jinny Beyer will be giving a two hour talk.
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: $40 if you pay before Friday 20 March otherwise $50
Bookings: Lo Bjorksten 0409 782 199
Email: lkbk@dcsi.net.au
 

Wednesday 22 April
5000 Poppies

A community tribute of respect and remembrance will be held in Yarragon as part of the 5000 Poppies Project. 5000 Poppies began as an activity to commemorate 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War including the First landings at Gallipoli. It has since evolved into a tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Local craftspeople have contributed poppies to the display in Melbourne and this local display. The Permaculture garden is the living heart of the hub with a new aquaponics system where the poppies will culminate to the sound of trickling water. Visitors are welcome to
donate money in exchange for a poppy or two. 100% of the proceeds will go to Legacy, a group that cares for the families of those who served their country.
Enquiries: Margaret 0409 342 686
Venue: REstore
Location: 79 Princes Highway, Yarragon
Time: Official opening 2.00pm
 

Wednesday 22 April
‘Frackman: The Movie’

‘Frackman: The Movie’ tells the story of ordinary Australian Dayne Pratsky and his struggles against international gas companies in Tara, Queensland. You will see firsthand the impact gas fields have on rural communities and on the land, air and water they rely on.
There will be an anti-CSG contingent to answer questions.
Venue: Warragul Cinema
Advance bookings are essential and tickets must be purchased online.
www.frackmanthemovie.com
 

Friday 24 April
Friday Night Rock ‘n’ Roll with Steve Lawson

No cover charge
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club
Location: 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
Enquiries: 5623 1520
 

Friday 24 April & Sunday 26 April
‘Better is Peace’: A Tribute to Anzac

As the centenary of ANZAC approaches, three leading performing arts groups are busily preparing alocal tribute to commemorate this occasion.
This will be a local tribute: local stories, real people. Not to be missed.
Off The Leash will present evocative, intelligent theatre, weaving local stories, ANZAC myth, truth and fiction; a reflective and powerful journey for the audience.
Warragul Municipal Band will be performing well-known musical favourites of the era and accompanying the Chorale in “The Armed Man”.
West Gippsland Chorale shall present "The Armed Man" by Karl Jenkins. A uniquely moving choral experience, the words and music of which will take the audience on a roller coaster ride through the initial threat of conflict, fear, the graphic horrors of war, then gratitude, remembrance and hope.
The title chosen for this event “Better Is Peace” is the final element of this performance of “The Armed Man”. “The Armed Man” looks ahead with hope for mankind to commit itself to a more peaceful future.
There will be a celebration of the exhibition on Sun 26th April. This will include a reading of the Ode by Noel Tucker, President of Warragul RSL Sub Branch followed by the playing of the Last Post on the legendary WW1 George Eyre Bugle.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Saturday 8.00pm, Sunday 2pm
Tickets: Adults $20, Concession $15, Children $10, Family $50
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Saturday 25 April
Noojee Classic Movie – ‘The Train’

Noojee Heritage Centre is staging its first classic movie to commemorate Anzac Day. This movie starring Burt Lancaster will entertain you as only the movies of old can. Come along and enjoy the family atmosphere and meet two of the last Steam Train drivers that ran the Noojee line.
Venue: Noojee Heritage Centre
Location: School Road, Noojee
Time: 6.30pm with interval. (8.00pm finish
Admission: Free. Light refreshments available for purchase.
Enquiries: William Langoor
www.noojeehistoric.org.au
 

Sunday 26 April
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 Supermarket.
Location: 147 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
 

Sunday 26 April
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 April
Wood Fired Oven Lunch

Taste our latest recipes roasted to perfection in the wood fired oven, all flavoured with our native herbs and spices. Bush food nursery will be open.
Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: Tynong North
Cost: $40pp
Bookings: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8580, Email: prfinfo@dcsi.net.au
 

Tuesday 28 April
APIA Good Times Tour

Features Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Glenn Shorrock with special guest Kate Ceberano
Tickets on sale 25 February
Cost: Adults $78.50, APIA members $68.50
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Albert & Smith Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456
 

Tuesday 28 & 29 March
Mount Baw Baw Adventure Kids Festival

The Adventure Kids initiative provides primary school children from 4 – 12 years of age with a reason
to get outdoors and enjoy what our wilderness areas have to offer.
See website for more details.
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Friday 1 May
GOLD. The Ultimate ABBA Show

GOLD The Ultimate ABBA Show is all about giving audiences a true ABBA experience and this will prove no different once again featuring internationally recognized ABBA performers who have taken to the stage globally with both Kathleen Maloney (Agnetha) and Kirsten Elliott (Anna-Frid) commanding attention and respect in their performances.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $60, Members $55, Groups 10+ $55
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Saturday 2 May
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 2 May – Sunday 31 May
Inspirations from Africa & Australia – Painting & Sculptures

Darren Gilbert & Janet Matthews
Darren Gilbert and Janet Matthews capture the quirkiness, beauty and diversity of the natural world in exquisite pencil and ink drawings and dynamic sculptures crafted from reclaimed materials. The multi award-winning wildlife artists share a fascination for all things wild and a yearning to express
the unique personality, spirit and form of their subjects with sensitivity, freshness and often humour.
Opening and Drinks with the Artists: 2-4pm, Saturday 2nd May.
Exhibition open for viewing: 10am-5pm daily until 31st May
Janet Matthews drawing demonstrations: 1-4pm 9th May & 1-4pm 24th May.
Venue: Town & Country Gallery
Location: 111 Princes Highway, Yarragon
Enquiries: 5634 2229
www.townandcountrygallery.com.au
 

Saturday 2 May
Between the Covers – Healthy & Holistic

Join library staff and a special guest as we showcase books about health, holistic lifestyles, yoga, wellness and general wellbeing.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 10.00am
Light (and healthy) refreshments provided
Bookings free, but essential.
Phone: 5622 2848
 

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May
Open House Drouin

Hear fascinating stories from the past. Join this self- guided tour of 12 of Drouin’s unique buildings
open to the public. These include the Croquet Club, Old Drouin Butter Factory, Uniting Church, Royal Hotel, Drouin Family Hotel and Drouin Primary School.
As part of Drouin Open Day there will be Poetry Readings at French Pear Café at 3.00pm on Saturday 2 May. The Rotary Photo Collection will also be on display. All welcome, especially those who just want to listen.
Cost: Free entry
Enquiries: Rhona Hendrick 0419 556 682
 

Saturday 2 May
Open House Drouin Lunc
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To coincide with Open House Drouin, the Gourmet Café will be open until 3.00pm serving Devonshire teas, bangers and mash and baked potatoes. Come in and check out our collection of Heritage Photos of Drouin on our walls.
Venue: Drouin Gourmet Café
location: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 8.00am – 3.00pm
 

Saturday 2 May
Rodney Vincent

Rodney Vincent presents a variety of country, comedy, storytelling, rock and roll plus lots of fun.
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club
Location: 55-57 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 8.30pm
Cost: Members $30, Non-members $35
Book at reception.
Enquiries: 5623 1520
Email: admin@warragulclub.com.au
 

Saturday 2 May
Community Market

Stalls include: Scentsy, Konjac Australia, Arts & Crafts Toucans and more, Trash and Treasure,
Zenwealth financial planning and Cheeky Possum Cupcakes + More.
Venue: Moe Neighbourhood House
Location: 1-11 James Street, Moe
Time: 10am til 2pm
 

Saturday 2 May
Eclectic Collectables Auction

Antique furniture, pianola and rolls, Sydney 2000 Olympics paraphernalia, large quantity of Coco Cola, Peters, Streets, Allens, M & Ms and Winfield shop merchandising signs and items.
Venue: Drouin Royal Hotel
Location: Main South Road, Drouin
Time: 11.00am
Terms: pay on day, - PIC ID - buyers premium. No Reserve.
Auctioneer: Dennis Hall 0429 111 085
Email: dennis@dennis-hall.comSunday 3 May
 

Both Sides – David Hobson and Rachael Beck
Be swept away with the talent of Rachael Beck and David Hobson in an evening of beautiful music. As two of Australia’s most popular performers, they will take you on a unique journey of classical music, musical theatre and popular songs in their new show Both Sides. For lovers of classical opera,
prepare to be captivated by its power and beauty and then be transported on an emotional rollercoaster of contemporary pop and Celtic music.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: VIP Meet & Greet $70, Full $60, Members $50, Concession/Groups 8+ $55
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Sunday 3 May
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
 

Sunday 3rd May
Psychic & Wellbeing Expo - Morwell

Up to 55 Exhibitors, Healers, Natural Therapists, Clairvoyants, Psychic Readers, Crystals, Giftware, CD’s, Psychic Artists, Books,
Aura Photographs, Full Body Aura Scans, Soya Candles and much more.
International Psychic Mediums on Stage. Free entry to workshops included in entry fee. Café open serving health, gluten free, organic meals and snacks. Tea & Coffee
Venue: The Kernot Hall
Location: Crn Princes Drive & Monash Way
Cost: $5 Adults Kids 12 & under Free
Time: 10am till 5pm
For further information call: 9500 8220 or 0411 260 339
Exhibitor enquiries welcome.
Email: mbarrass31@bigpond.com
Web: www.sacredmist.com.au
 

Monday 4 May
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
warragul@hrv.org.au
www.letsgotrotting.com
 

Tuesday 5 May – Friday 29 May
Genius Loci ~ Spirit of Place

An exhibition to showcase freestone printmakers with a project based exhibition “Spirit of Place”.
By using our particular location/environment as a strong focal point, the artists will create new prints and will be a powerful expression of “Genius Loci” spirit of place. The exhibition features works by Gillian Kline, Adelaide McPherson, Helen Banks, Pat Waters, Lesley Duxbury, Deb Milligan, Ness
Power, Valmai Todd, Louisa Waters, Judy Dorber, Kye Hanley, Lorraine Scott, Maxine Salvatore, Ali Fullard, Wendy Chappelow and Fiona Reynolds.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Enquiries: 5624 2456
 

Wednesday 6 May
Theatre Showcase

Peek behind the curtain of Warragul Theatre Company’s upcoming show ‘Hello Dolly’. Company director, Michelle Carrigy, and crew will give us a sneak preview behind the scenes.
Venue: Warrragul Library
Location: Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
 free but Bookings essential

Phone: 5622 2848
 

Thursday 7 May
Morning Melodies Presents – Rene Diaz

Rene Diaz will present a Country Music Show for your enjoyment.
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club
Location: 55-57 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 10am – 12pm
Cost: $10 includes morning tea
Book at reception
Enquiries: 5623 1520
Email: admin@warragulclub.com.au
 

Thursday 7 May
The Martin & Lewis Show 70th Anniversary Tour

Celebrating the Music, the Madness and the Comedy. From the duo’s humble beginnings to their solo careers including Everybody loves Somebody, Volare, Amore and many more, Tom Steven will have you believing you are watching Dean Martin in 1955.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Tickets: Full $55, Concession/Members $55, Groups 8+ $50
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Friday 8th May
Ladies Market & Pamper Night

A fun filled night with over 30 stalls and café with barista service. Enjoy mini workshops, taste testing, hair & pampering services, massage and manicures. Indulge in some well-deserved ‘me’ time!
Venue: Poowong Town Hall
Location: Main Street, Poowong
Time: 7pm
Cost: $2 donation entry
Enquires: Louise 0431 860 391 or spirit0044@bigpond.com
 

Saturday 9 May
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 9 May
Jindivick & Narkoojee Sculpture Show

This year the theme for the Sculpture Show will be “Sharing Food, Wine and Music”. The show will feature three acquisition awards, with a total prize pool of $8500. All entries will be on sale.The show opening and award presentation will be on Saturday 9 May. 2.30pm in the Jindivick Public Hall.
The sculpture show will run until Sunday 24 May after which it will relocate to Narkoojee Winery, Glengarry where it will run until Sunday September. The exhibition will coincide with a concert by the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra on Sunday 27 September.
Entries close March 31 at www.jindivick.org.au
Enquiries: Graham Duell: g_duell@bigpond.com or 5626 7237
Val Friend: wines@narkoojee.com.au or 5192 4257
 

Saturday 9 May
‘Bushfoods for your Backyard’ Workshop

Want to find out how to design and create a successful bush food garden? We have been researching and growing with Australian edible plants for over 15 years and at this workshop we will share the secrets to success. Pick up the rarest of Bushfood plants at the nursery to start up your own garden
Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: Tynong North
Cost: $110pp includes lunch.
Bookings: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8580
Email: prfinfo@dcsi.net.au
 

Thursday 14 May
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 15 May
Hello Dolly

The Warragul Theatre Company presents its annual performance. This year it is Hello Dolly.
Dates: Friday 15 May @ 7.30pm
Saturday 16 May @ 1.30pm and @7.30pm
Sunday 17 May @ 1.30pm
Thursday 21 May @ 7.30pm
Friday 22 May @ 7.30pm
Saturday 23 May @ 1.30pm and @ 7.30pm
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Albert & Smith Streets, Warragul
Tickets: Full $45. Concession $43. Student $40. Youth $30. Family of four $130.
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.warragultheatrecompany.org.au
 

Saturday 16 May
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 428 564
 

Saturday 16 May
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
sallie@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au
Website: Warragul Farmers Market
 

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 May
Creative Yarragon ARTS FEST – The Full Spectrum

Creative Yarragon is planning an extravaganza of art over two days.
Bookings are required for the one hour workshops with the artist which range from watercolours, calligraphy, oils, airbrushing , inks and printmaking. Textile workshops include circle weaving, spinning, felting, and creating wearable art from textile junk. There will be a variety of demonstrations throughout the weekend. Our menfolk will be catered for with an ‘Artisan beer –home brewing /distilling workshop’and trips to the Holden Museum in Trafalgar.
Venue: Yarragon Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $15 payable at the door
$10 to participate in one of the art/textile workshops.
Enquiries/bookings: Angela at Nickelby At Darnum 56278121/0419 550 301
Joan at Tritec Art 5634 2944/0418 131 870
 

Saturday 16 May
“Exploring Your Scottish Ancestry

The Scottish Ancestry Group together with West Gippsland Genealogy Society Warragul presents a one day seminar on “Exploring Your Scottish Ancestry.” Guest presenters include John Blackwood and Joy Roy FGSV. John is the current president of the Genealogy Society of Victoria and membership secretary of the Scottish Ancestry Group. Joy has been researching her Scottish
ancestry since the early 1970’s and now works as a professional genealogist helping others trace their roots throughput the world.
Venue: Old Shire Hall, Warragul
Cost: $35
Bookings by 1 May. Contact: Barbara 5623 2898 or Faye 5633 2370
Email: secretary@westgippslandgenealogy.com
www.westgippslandgenealogy.com
 

Saturday 16 May - Sunday 17 May
2015 National Photographic Exhibition

The 42nd annual exhibition is brought to you by Warragul Camera Club and incorporates the popular Warragul & Drouin Gazette Readers Photographic Competition.
Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Location: 150 Bowen Street, Warragul
Time: Saturday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Official opening: Saturday 3.00pm
Enquiries: Ruth Burleigh 03 5623 5671, 0419 525 124
www.warragulcameraclub.org
 

Tuesday 19 – Sunday 31 May
‘Country to Coast – A family Affair’

This mixed exhibition features works by Alene Bonser, Clare Thody, Marg Allnut, and Daphne Prince.
Venue: The Hub
Location: 2 Murray Street, Yarragon
 

Saturday 23 May
‘Ken Schroder and his Jazz Band’

Simply Music, our Wesley of Warragul Arts Committee is bringing Jazz King Ken Schroder (reeds) and
his sextet to Wesley to present a fabulous concert covering ‘The History of Jazz’. The line-up will alsofeature Gianni Marinucci (trumpet), Eric Budd (trombone), David Allardice (piano), Tom Lee (bass), and Hugh Harvey (drums). Ken and his troop were in Wesley last in 2013 and it was a fabulous night, so don't miss them this time around.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria St, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Cost: Adults $35, Concession $30, Child free
Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/HLYK or at the door
Enquiries: 0429 122 334
 

Sunday 24 May
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
Supermarket.
Location: 147 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
 

Sunday 24 May
‘Sunday with the Sun king’

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria presents its first Regional Concert Series with the Music, Dances, Costumes and Gesture of Europe – 1550 to 1750. Be transported! International baroque music specialists, Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Donald Nicolson (harpsichord) will take us on a brilliant journey to the very heart of the Baroque – the court of Louis X1V and his personal musicians Marin Marais and Francois Couperin.
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 26 May
Kelly

Ned Kelly is about to hang for his crimes, but his final night in prison is interrupted by the arrival of his brother Dan, disguised as a priest. Supposedly killed at the siege of Glenrowan, Dan is intent on  moving north to Queensland and forgetting his past. To do so, he needs Ned’s blessing and forgiveness. But the last time they saw each other, Dan tried to shoot Ned dead.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $45, Members $35, Concession/Groups 10+ $40, U18 $30
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Friday 29 May
Friday Night Rock ‘n’ Roll with Steve Lawson

No cover charge
Venue: Warragul Sporting & Social Club
Location: 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
Enquiries: 5623 1520
 

Friday 29 May
Buddy Holly in Concert

During this dynamic two hour production Internationally Renowned Scot Robin, who played the lead role in the smash hit musical Buddy, together with his Crickets will perform more than 30 Buddy Holly hits.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $65, Concession $60, Members $55, Groups 10+ $60, students /Under 18 $55
Bookings: 5624 2456
www.wgac.com.au
 

Saturday 30 May
Rock N Roll – ‘Itchy Fingers’

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

Sunday 31 May
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

 

 

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.