People are using the bank account transfer system to pay for items purchased

 Please note there are two different accounts for different purposes

 If you are paying for Paintings and works from the Red Tree Gallery




 andf if you are paying for pieces of Laurie Collins work either from the sculpture Garden or the galler




Thank you.. just makes it easier keeping track of what money belongs to who. Good on ya

 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


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 last weekend was the last Warragul Art Market until October. It does sort of continue underneath the arts centre but I wont be there until it returns to Civic Park in is a short video I have made of the market warragul arts market

I am part of a small exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery called the Gippsland 12. . Other artists include Gary Miles, Anita George, Chris Beehag, Zac Chalmers, Marion Dawson, Trevor Foon, Sue Guilford, Janet Howard, Roger Keagle, Kim McDonald and Ann Parry. The show goes to 26th May and then might tour to other places.

Mirboo Nth Art show is on the weekend of 7th and 8th and I have 5 pieces in this show.It always is a good show and well worth the drive to the beautiful Mirboo Nth area.

Also on this Saturday is the Latrobe regional Gallery with demonstrations by the embroiderers guild.

I have also made a small video of Jindi market see here:Jindi Market video

The New Exhibition of Quilts by Meredith Leamon is set up this week ( on Thursday) going through to the 25th May

Here is the video Meredith Leamon Video May 16

I have made a new rack for pamphlets, we have had the data projector aligned for talks and I have made a new card rack for the gallery. 

Also in June a workshop on making videos with the Ipad or I phone and also a workshop with Kerry Spokes on digital collage.

 Iwas also  in a smallish exhibition last year at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. ) and here is the small video I made of it    WGAC exhibition 2015

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 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


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


more than 10 things to do around Yarragon/ Darnum and here is the video to go with it

10 things to do around Yarragon Darnum


here is the pamphlet click here for 10 things to do from Tynong to Longwarry

and here is the accompanying video    more than 10 things to do from Tynong to Longwarry

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.

Saturday 23 April – Sunday 29 May
Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert – Drawings & Sculptures

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.
These multi award-winning wildlife artists share a fascination for native flora and fauna and a
yearning to express the unique personality, spirit and form of their subjects with sensitivity,
freshness and humour.
Exhibition Open for Viewing: 23 April – 29 May, 10am-5pm daily. Free Admission.
Venue: Town & Country Gallery
Location: 111 Princes Highway, Yarragon
Enquiries: 5634 2229

Sunday 24 April – Sunday 5 June
Resin Exhibition by Trudy Lownde
Trudy has always been interested in drawing and painting but it wasn’t until she tried resin that she
found her niche. Each piece is unique and beautiful.
Venue: Maryknoll on St Joseph’s
Location: St Joseph’s Square, Maryknoll
Time: Meet the artist afternoon 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Enquiries: Store 5942 8242 Gallery 0409 215 622

Friday 29 April – Thursday 26 May
The Gippsland Dozen

A touring exhibition featuring twelve of Gippsland’s finest artists. These include Chris Beehag, Zoe
Chalmers, Laurie Collins, Marion Dawson, Trevor Foon, Anita George, Sue Guilford, Janet K Howard,
Roger Keagle, Kim McDonald, Gary Miles, Ann Parry.
Venue: Meeniyan Art Gallery
Location: 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan
Opening: Sunday I May 2.00pm
Enquiries: 5664 0101

Monday 2 May
Watercolour Masterclass with Craig Penny

Come and play, sketch and paint with Craig Penny in Yarragon. Craig is an approachable and
experienced tutor who will help you capture the uniqueness of picturesque Yarragon.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.45am – 4.00pm
Cost: $65
Bookings essential. Contact Tritec Art Supplies 5634 2044
Joan Bognuda 0418 131 870
* Creative Gippsland

Monday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May
Life Sculpting

Sculpt in clay from a life model. Emphasis is on short 5 and 10 minute clay sketches with some longer
poses each week. Develop 3D skills. Be amazed at your ability to transfer the forms into clay. Clay is
provided for sketches that get punched down and reformed every time. You will take your favourite
creation home.
Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery Artspace
Location: Princes Highway, Trafalgar
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: $35
Bookings essential.
Contact Jessie McLennan 5626 7045
* Creative Gippsland

Tuesday 3 May – Monday 30 May
Mitsubishi Motors ‘Glorious Gippsland’

Eclectic Art Group Exhibition in partnership with Mitsubishi.
Venue: Mitsubishi Motors
Location: South Road, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Opening night: Thursday 5 May 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Enquiries: Joan Bognuda 0418 131 870
* Creative Gippsland

Tuesday 3 May
Artist in Residence – Christine McFetridge

Photographer and storyteller, Christine McFetridge, will create a piece of work in response to the
environment and community.
Venue: Trafalgar Railway Station Artspace

Tuesday 3 May
In Conversation with Neale Stratford

Join Neale Stratford in conversation as he discusses his exhibition of original artworks in ‘Splinters of
the Mind’s Eye’.
After a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, Neale identified that his desire to put the constraints of
‘normality’ into context was the driving force for the introspection within his art practise. Neale
seeks to explore the gaps between internal and external realities, dreams and fantasies, delusions
and desire, uncanny abject thoughts and the depths of depression, anxiety and introversion.
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
RSVP Friday 29 April
Exhibition dates: 29 March – 22 May 2016
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Tuesday 3 May
Backstage with Warragul Theatre Co ‘Paris

‘Paris’ the rock musical – Love’s Battle for Ancient Troy… presented by Warragul Theatre Company.
This event is an opportunity to chat with the director, musical director and choreographer. Meet the
lighting, sound, sets and costume designers and have a sneak peek at what they do and this year’s
production of ‘Paris’ the rock musical.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Bookings essential 5624 2456
* Creative Gippsland

Wednesday 4 May
Linocut Workshop with Helen Timbury

Design and print your own small edition of Linocuts. Using the reduction technique, a colourful print
is made from a single block. With progressive cutting and inking the image slowly emerges. Bring
along an idea or start from scratch. Suits beginners or advanced.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Cost: $85 plus materials
Bookings essential.
Phone Helen Timbury 0408 527 943
* Creative Gippsland

Wednesday 4 May
Nordic Walking

Warragul Arthritis Self Help Group is commencing a five week Nordic Walking Course. Locals Don
McArthur, Jo Van de Burgt and Glenda MacFarlane have trained as leaders and are suitably qualified
to conduct these courses. A second course will begin in June. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have
to have arthritis to join.
Venue: Uniting Church
Location: 210 Sutton Street, Warragul
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: $5 per session includes afternoon tea.
Enquiries: Don McArthur 0411 130 650

Wednesday 4 May – Sunday 29 May
‘Playground ‘Exhibition

Visit. Enjoy. Come along to Yarragon and have fun with the Baw Baw Arts Alliance in the artists’
playground. Features visually different work from our BBaa members.
Venue: Yarragon Station Gallery and Community Arts Hub
Location: Yarragon Railway Station
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Sue Murphy
* Creative Gippsland

Thursday 5 May
FOODcents Budgeting Workshop

Learn about the principles of healthy eating and what we should be eating more of. Learn a simple
formula that saves the average family over $2000 a year on their food bill. This session runs 2-3
hours. Brought to you by West Gippsland Healthcare Group Health Promotion Team
Venue: Warragul Community House
Location: 138 Normanby Street, Warragul
Time: 12.30pm
Enquiries: Angela Greenall 5624 3500

Thursday 5 May
Treasures from the Tide - meet the author

Treasures from the Tide is a beautiful collection of short stories, poems and images about ordinary
lives. Meet the author Pauline Mackinnon, listen to readings and discuss the work. Books will be
available for sale and signing. Readings will also take place on Sunday 15, Sunday 22 and Sunday 29
Venue: Multiple venues. See
Cost: Free
Bookings preferred.
Contact Pauline Mackinnon 0418 429 025
* Creative Gippsland

Friday 6 May
Warragul Arthritis Self Help Group Mother’s Day Street Stall

This fund raising street stall offers plants, preserves and baked goods plus a raffle with fantastic
Venue: Palmerston Street Kiosk
Enquiries: Leslie Welch 5623 6255

Friday 6th May
Poowong Ladies Market & Pamper Night

A fun filled night with over 30 stalls and barista service. Enjoy mini workshops, taste testing,
hair & pampering services, massage and manicures. Spoil your mum (or you!) at this
fantastic fundraising event.
Venue: Poowong Town Hall
Location: Main Street, Poowong
Time: 7pm
Cost: $5 entry includes a drink, nibbles and a goodies bag!
Enquires: or ring Jackie 0418 190 095

Friday 6 – Saturday 14 May
Paris – the Rock Musical

Love’s battle for Ancient Troy, presented by Warragul Theatre Company.
This is an epic musical drawn from the most famous of Greek myths and legends. Paris follows the
story of star crossed lovers Prince Paris of Troy and Queen Helen of Sparta. Paris is an Australian
ARIA award winning musical written by rock icon, Jon English and Australian record producer,
arranger and musical director, David Mackay.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warrragul
Time: Multiple start times. See website
Tickets: $33 - $53
Bookings: 5624 2456

Saturday 7 May
Jindivick Country Market

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: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday 7 May
Mother’s Day Weekend High Tea

Indulge your Mum with decadent gourmet sweets and savouries. Champagne on arrival . Bottomless
tea and coffee. Spot prizes.
Venue: Gippsland Food & Wine
Location: 123 Princes Highway, Yarragon
Time: 2.00pm
Cost: $50 per person. Limited tickets available. Pre-pay only in person/phone/email
Enquiries: 5634 2451

Saturday 7 May
Warragul Community House Car Boot Sale

Venue: Warragul Community House
Location: 138 Normanby Street, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Stall holders welcome. $10 per stall.
Enquiries: 5623 6032

Sunday 8 May
Mother’s Day Classic

Drouin Secondary College is again hosting this annual fundraiser. The event offers a 4km walk. If you
cannot participate, you can come along to support all walkers and runners and join in all the
entertainment and activity taking place around the course.
Venue: Drouin Golf Club
Location: McGlones Road, Drouin
Time: 8.00am
Enquiries: Heather Daldry 5625 1002
Check website for details including early bird specials.

Sunday 8 May
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

Tuesday 10 May
Workshops with Zentangling

Zentangle is an art form using pattern and spontaneity in a method that is very relaxing and
therapeutic. Adding colour to your work brings another dimension of creativity and
enjoyment. Classes will cater for beginners, advanced and kids.
Venue: 14 Tracie Court, Drouin
Time: Multiple times. See website
Cost: From $35. See website
Bookings essential.
Contact Anne Marks 5625 1593 or 0432 380 648

Wednesday 11, 18 & 25 May
Large ceramic birds

Make some small clay sketches from images of birds. Using an armature you will sculpt and apply
patterns and textures to two large clay birds. You will hollow them out ready for firing. When
complete, these birds will be mounted on metal rods for installing in your garden or sitting on your
Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery Arts Space
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Cost: $120
Contact Jessie McLennan 56267045
* Creative Gippsland

Wednesday 11 – Thursday 12 May
Colour – a two day workshop with Merv Moriarty

This two day workshop covers an understanding of the nature and potential of colour, discovering
what colour is and using this understanding through painting. It also looks at how aspects of colour
interconnect in a single state of unity.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Two days - $330
Bookings essential.
Contact Megan Hayley 0408 520 576
Merv Moriarty 02 6494 1033
* Creative Gippsland

Thursday 12 May
Baw Baw Poetry Group

This is a regular get - together for anyone interested in reading, reciting or revelling in poetry.
Held on the second Thursday of the month. Newcomers welcome!
Venue: Middels Restaurant
Location: Princes Highway, Drouin
Time: 7.00pm
Enquiries: Liz Dorsett 0428 775 033

Thursday 12 May
Centsible Cooking

Cook and taste dishes which are cheap, quick and easy to prepare. This session takes about two
hours and is a hands-on session for the participants with a chance to try dishes.
Venue: Warragul Community House
Time: 12.30pm
Enquiries: Angela Greenall

Friday 13 May – Thursday 19 May
Warragul Camera Club’s National Photographic Exhibitio
Warragul Camera Club is presenting its 43rd National Photographic Exhibition. Visitors will enjoy over
300 images comprising both digital and print.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm, Weekends 10.00am – 4.00pm
Official opening: Saturday 14 May 3.00pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: Louise Sedgman 0412 942 897
* Creative Gippsland

Saturday 14 May
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

Saturday 14 May
St Andrew’s Kindergarten Mother’s Day High Tea

St Andrew’s Kindergarten is hosting a Mother’s Day High Tea to celebrate Mother’s Day and to raise
funds for some much needed equipment and facilities. The event features live entertainment, door
prizes, balloon vouchers to purchase, raffles and much more. Tables of 10 are available and bookings
are essential.
Venue: Warragul Country Club
Location: 41 Sutton Street, Warragul
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: $35 each and includes a delicious afternoon tea.
Payment is to be dropped into St Andrew’s Kindergarten’s
red letter box between 10.00am& 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Please enclose in an envelope
name/contact number and the exact amount in cash.

Saturday 14 May & Wednesday 18 May
Creative Gippsland Artists & Crafters Swapmeet

Announcing the ‘Great Gippsland Artists & Creators Swapmeet’ – swap your handmade items,
surplus making materials or swap a skill , exchange knowledge and learn a new technique. If your
craft room, shed or studio is about to implode – this could be just what you need. You can swap
anything you’ve made or created yourself, or your surplus art, craft or making materials.
Venue: 14 May – Drouin Library: 10.00am – 12.00pm
18 May – Warragul Library: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings essential.
Contact: Kathie Olden 5622 2848
* Creative Gippsland

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 May
Masterclass with Catherine O’Leary

This felt making workshop focuses on all possibilities of surface designs. It explores the manipulation
of texture, colour and composition using the techniques of felting through woven fabrics. You will be
working with nuno prefelts to achieve an intricate, detailed design which is a unique expression of
each artist and take home either a felt piece you can wear or a two dimensional design.
Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery Artspace 1
Location: Princes Hwy, Trafalgar
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Cost: Bbaa members $150, non-members $180
Bookings essential.
Phone The Station Gallery Yarragon 5634 2790
* Creative Gippsland

Sunday 15 May
Large ceramic birds

Make some small clay sketches from images of birds. Using an armature you will sculpt and apply patterns
and textures to two large clay birds. You will hollow them out ready for firing. When complete, these birds will
be mounted on metal rods for installing in your garden or sitting on your mantlepiece.
Venue: Trafalgar Station Arts Space
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $120
Contact Jessie McLennan 5626 7045

Sunday 15 May
Connecting Community & Newcomers

Catch up with friends, meet new arrivals and broaden your horizons – for an enjoyable and
informative afternoon, come along and join us. Please bring a plate to share.
Venue: Warragul Community House
Location: 138 Normanby Street, Warragul
Time: 12.00pm – 3.30pm
Enquiries: 5623 6032 or 5622 0209

Sunday 15 May
RSPCA Million Paws Walk Warragul

Give your pooch a real treat by taking them along to the largest event on Warragul’s canine calendar.
Every dollar you raise will make a big difference and will help us raise $500,000 to support our work
with animals in need.
Venue: Linear Park Trail
Location: Burke Street Park, Warragul
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Cost: Check website
Register for event online

Sunday 15 May
The Café Culture Series present Melbourne Guitar Quartet

Whether it is an arrangement of a modern Australian work or a re-modelling of a traditional chamber
work, they surpass the limitations of standard guitar ensemble performance. The MGQ are a brilliant
addition to Australia’s musical landscape. Their combination of innovative arrangements and superb
ensemble playing is a joy to listen to.
Venue: Toora Community Hall
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
BYO drinks, nibbles and glasses
Tickets at the door or to avoid disappointment please book with Mary 5682 1166 or Liz 0438 380

Thursday 19 May
Recycled Reads

Take recycling and upcycling to a whole new level with international book artist Dea Fischer. Harness
and express your creative and artistic skills to turn a discarded book into an heirloom journal,
keepsake or beautiful work of art.
Venue: West Gippsland Regional Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $175 per person plus $20 materials fee
Bookings essential:
Kathie Olden 5622 2848

Thursday 19 May
Rachael Beck – This Girl

Audience favourite and star of stage and screen, Rachael Beck returns to WGAC with an enchanting
concert that will feature songs from her new album ‘This Girl’.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $65, Concession $57, U/18 $42
Bookings: 5624 2456

Friday 20 May & Sunday 22 May
West Gippsland Chorale – ‘Something Old, Something New

The Something Old component of this concert features a selection of favourite madrigal and
folksongs and the Something New will feature two world premieres by local composers. These are
‘April: Picking Flowers’ by Tamara Dower and ‘Thoughts from Pooh Bear’ by Jenny Guilford.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: Friday 20 May: 8.00pm  Sunday 22 May: 2.00pm
Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $25, +school children free
Bookings: Network Video 41 Smith Street, Warragul
Phone: 0407 554 080 or at the door.
* Creative Gippsland

Friday 20 May – Saturday 21 May
Too Many Words

3 artists, 2 days and I big canvas. This event is an exciting collaboration where three local artists get
to perform art in front of an audience. A hybrid of performance and painting, you’ll get to see the
part of art that is normally secret – the blood, sweat and tears section! The event will be recorded in
time-lapse photography to create a short 10 minute movie. The stars of this outstanding
performance are Russell Lilford, Bec Vandyk and Sue Acheson
Venue: The Clifford Room
Location: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Bec Vandyk 0421 017 905
Sue Acheson: 0407 805 278
Visit the Australian Cultural Fund website for a full description.

Friday 20 May – Monday 30 May
Learning Curves Art Exhibition

Works by local artists and students as part of Creative Yarragon’s ‘Celebration of Paint and Create’.
Opening night Friday 20 May 6.00pm – 8.00pm presented by Town and Country Gallery, Nickelby at
Darnum and Pink Fly
Venue: Tritec Art Supplies
Location: 101 Princes Hwy, Yarragon
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Joan Bognuda 0418 131 870

Saturday 21 May
Drouin Rotary 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 21 May
Warragul Farmers’ Market

Held on 3rd Saturday of every month. This authentic Farmers’ Market is a place to meet and support
local farmers and producers and to buy a huge range of fresh and handmade food. It offers live
music, ready to eat food by some of the best in the region including organic vegetables, artisan
bread, cheese and much more. There is also amazing coffee, chai and lots of space to relax and catch
up with friends.
Venue: Civic Park Warragul
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Saturday 21 May
Winter Arts

Held on 3rd Saturday of every month from April to August.
This cosy and unique undercover Winter Arts Market provides the opportunity to meet the artist
and browse and purchase original works of art. This includes paintings, fine jewellery, sculptures and
prints. Visit the Farmers Market in Civic Park next door and warm up with a coffee or indulge in a
piece of cake at the Arts Centre Parkview Café.
Venue: Fountain Room, West Gippsland Arts Centre
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: 5624 2456

Saturday 21 May
Ian Moss – ‘Six Strings Classic Tour’

Ian will be performing all of the classic hits from that renowned ‘Six Strings’ album as well as the big
hitters from his ‘Let’s All Get Together’ and ‘Soul on West 53rd’ albums. The show will include all the
Cold Chisel /Ian Moss classics.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $55
Bookings: 5624 2456

Saturday 21 May
National Trust Heritage Festival

Presented by West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc.
Warragul Family History Open Day is an opportunity for you to browse for local West Gippsland
family information and heritage. Information sessions will be held throughout the day – some need
Venue: Old Shire Hall
Location: 72 Queen Street, Warragul
Time: 9.15am – 4.00pm
Entry: Free

Saturday 21 May
Poetry at The French Pear Café

An afternoon of enjoyment brought to you by the Demented Echidna Poets Collective.
Come along and read a poem or listen to others.
Venue: The French Pear Café
Location: 83-85 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Enquiries: Wayne 0417 506 631

Saturday 21 May
West Gippsland Bonsai Group

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 for meeting dates and more information

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 May
Masterclass with Ceramic Artist Glenn England – clay slabs and decoration

This two day ceramic workshop focuses on participants using a variety of decorative techniques to
create a rich and diverse panel/slab featuring the participants own vision. During the workshop we
will explore the use of texture, clay, additions, incised line/sgraffito, shellac washback, piercing,
applied slips and coloured underglazes on leather hard clay.
All materials will be supplied.
Venue: Trafalgar Railway Station, Princes Hwy Trafalgar
Time: 10am – 4pm both days
Cost: Members: $130, Non-members $150
Bookings: Alison 5633 1429
* A Creative Gippsland event

Saturday 21 May - Sunday 22 May
Walkway Canvas – Paint and Textile

Come, play and create with paint and textiles outside Tritec Art Supplies in the main street of
Yaraagon. Be part of this community creative canvas. All ages welcome. This event is held in
conjunction with Pink Fly as part of Creative Yarragon.
Venue: Outside Tritec Art Supplies
Location: Princes Hwy Yarragon
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Joan Bognuda 0418 131 870

Sunday 22 May
SAORI – a celebration of Japanese weaving

Angela has recently travelled to Japan to learn and study the philosophy of SAORI weaving.
Join her for bubbles and cheese as she launches her 2016 Nickelby Designs SAORI
Range in beautiful alpaca. Features classic and stylish flowing garments.
Venue: Nickelby At Darnum
Location: 308 Darnum Shady Creek Road Darnum
Time: 3pm
Entry: $10pp
Bookings essential. Phone Angela 5627 8121/0419 550 301
* Creative Gippsland

Sunday 22 May
“Treasures from the Tide” Reading

Gather a group of friends and listen to a reading from Pauline (Bones) McKinnon’s book
‘Treasures from the Tide’. This self-published book is a collection of short stories, poems and
Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sunday 22 May – Monday 23 May
Masterclass: Artists Books

Immerse yourself in books as objects, literally, with intensive workshop experiences featuring
bookbinding, decorative papers, collage, stitching and journal making. The workshop is facilitated by
international book artist Dea Fischer.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: One day $175 plus $20 materials fee
Two days: $320 plus $20 materials fee.
Bookings essential: www
Kathie Olden: 5622 2848

Sunday 22 May
Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival and Show N Shine

This popular event offers a market, fashions, vintage cars, live entertainment, food, vintage engines
and tractors, buskers, vintage caravans, Old Trades, Pin Up Girl Competition, Kid’s entertainment and
lots more.
Venue: Rosedale Mechanics Hall & Princes Street Reserve Rosedale
Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Entry: $5 adults. Children free
Enquiries: 0476 564 596

Wednesday 25 May
Creative Gippsland Artists & Crafters Skills Swap Registration Night

Register your art or craft skill and swap your knowledge with another maker – in return for learning
their particular craft or skill. For example, learn crochet from a fibre artist and teach them beginner
sketching in return. Come along, enjoy a glass of wine and good company and find a person you’d
like to swap your skills or knowledge with.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 65 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 6.00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Kathie Olden 5622 2848

Friday 27 May
Four Seasons in One Night

Bobby Fox returns to the stage taking you on his journey of the success of ‘Jersey Boys’. “Four
Seasons in One Night’ is a celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with insights
and behind the scenes experiences.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: Full $65, Concession $57, U/18 $42
Bookings: 5624 2456

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April
Watercolour Masterclass with Malcolm Beattie

Venue: Trafalgar Station Gallery - Art Space 1
Location: Princes Highway Trafalgar
Time: 9.30am – 3.30 pm
Masterclass fees: BBaa Member $150, Non Member $180
Bookings: The Station Gallery Yarragon 0490 173 103
Barbara Gogerly: 0418 150 411

Saturday 28 May
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market

Held on 4th Saturday of month, this market showcases a range of local produce, arts and crafts.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Alison Butterworth 5634 2209

Sunday 29 May
Noojee Station Marke
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

Sunday 29 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

Sunday 29 May
Whiteroom Events & DGT Entertainment

After a lengthy recess, Whiteroom Events and DGT Entertainment have put together an afternoon of
live variety music, jazz/blues, country rock, folk, originals and middle of the road.
Venue: Old Drouin Butter Factory
Location: South Road, Drouin
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Admittance: $10
Enquiries: Des 0419 588 528 or Brian 0422 920 501

Sunday 29 May
Lyra Eterna

The key to the popularity of the Early Arts Guild of Victoria’s program lies in the variety of sounds
from program to program . But here is something different – one superb artist, one instrument and
mainly one composer. Acclaimed lutenist Andrew Byrne will lead us into this in-depth exploration of
a golden era in Baroque music featuring works by Sylvius Leoplod Weiss – among the greatest of all
lute composers.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm
Tickets: Single $20, family $40, students $10. Season tickets (three concerts) will be $50, $100 and
Bookings: Marcus Hill 9699 8417

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 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.