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.

This coming weekend I am at Warragul art Market  on Saturday I also have work at sculpture in the vineyard at Lucinda winery Leongatha( starting friday night) and if you are in Melbourne I have a lovely piece at the Bonanza show in the CSV gallery in Vere St Abbottsford.

Just a note as of this Monday Drouin Petrol( Green) was 118 a litre and warragul was 131 a litre

We have also been invited to attend another Thai Art workshop in Bankok so we are making plans for that (next year).( 200 artists, 150 Thai artists and the rest from all around the world including me) We make art for three days and have a lot of interaction in the rest of the time.

Yay me ... just had a pacemaker fitted and I am now more alive. The heartrate was down to 28 beats a minute so now its back to sort of normal.

Rokeby Market is the second Saturday in the month

Warragul art Market is on again for 6 months on the third Saturday in the month. 



Now that it is finished I can show Judy MacKintosh's portrait of me which she entered in the Archibald Prize... needless to say she didnt win.. something to do with the subject being too ugly and unwashed..However it was selected to be part of the Hidden faces of the archibald show at The Hilton South Wharf in Melbourne.Now it will be on show at Yarragon Station Gallery as part of Judy's solo show  ..judy Mackintosh portrait

The new Gallery (Jindivick Red Tree Gallery) on the sculpture garden now has stud walls added in by Aaron Thege the builder and he has done a lovely job. Wayne Lieshout's team came and did the plaster and we are nearly up to  the plumbers, the electrician( Paul from N-Zone) and  Gary from airconditioners -R -us man .

Here is the new page done by Stacey Rosentreter for the Jindivick Progress association.

Jindivick.com.au  home page

Here is my new brochure "where the heck is Jindivick"which tells people how to get here and also has a range of things to do around the area.click here for the new where the heck is Jindivick flyer

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 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.

Friday 19 December

Carols in the Park
For carols with a difference gather your family, a picnic and blanket and go along to Old Gippstown.
Activities include a visit from Santa, free BBQ, face painting and treasure hunt. The best of Gippsland’s local artists will join forces to provide a wide variety of entertainment. Acts include up and coming musicians, local bands and singing groups accompanied by the Latrobe Community Concert Band.
Venue: Old Gippstown
Location: Lloyd Street, Moe
Time: Gates open from 5.00pm
Entry: Free
Enquiries: 5127 3082

Friday 19 December
‘Spitting Swallows’

Venue: Bank
Venue: 5-7 Smith Street, Warragul (next to taxi rank)

Friday 19 December
Garfield Christmas Festival

The Garfield Community Association is reviving the annual festival after an absence of 14 years. All are welcome to come along and view old buildings and historical artefacts. Santa will be in attendance, lolly bags will be available, entertainment will be provided by Triple R Dance School, singing from the Drouin Choir and a display of classic trucks from the Trafalgar Truck
Restorers Club. Other activities include face painting, a Santa sack raffle and Christmas themed tattoos.
Time: 4.00pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 20 December
Drouin Carols by Candlelight

Venue: Sound Shell, Civic Park, Drouin
Time: 7.30pm
Enquiries: Julia 5625 1491
(In the event of inclement weather, the venue will be the Bellbird Park Indoor Centre)

Saturday 20 December
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 20 December
Warragul Arts Market

Held on the third Saturday of the month until March, this is a free cultural event where visitors can view and experience what the local arts community has to offer – painting, printmaking, illustrations, sculpture, ceramics, handmade jewellery and clothing. Visitors can also view demonstrating artists, live music and performers and hands-on creative art activities. Children most welcome.
Venue: Civic Park
Location: Albert Street, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Jessie McLennan 5626 7045

Saturday 20 December
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 20 December
Yarragon Market
Quality craft, jewellery, fresh produce, plants and lots more.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Time: 9am – 1pm
Enquiries: Alison 5634 2209 (BH)
Gaye: 0427 342 430

Monday 22 December
Neerim & District Christmas Carols

Neerim District Soldier’s Memorial Hospital is hosting the annual Christmas Carols featuring singing of carols and a visit by Father Christmas.
Venue: Neerim South Recreation Reserve
Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Tuesday 23 December
The Wind in the Willows

Australian Shakespeare Company and West Gippsland Arts Centre invite you to join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and Mr Toad as they visit Warragul’s beautiful civic Park garden, bringing to life Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank. This is interactive theatre at its best.
Pack a picnic, pack the kids and enjoy this wonderful experience.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 10.30am and 6.00pm
(Show times might be delayed on the day to accommodate weather conditions.)
General admission. Ticket is essential. Bookings: 5624 2456

Wednesday 24 December
Warragul Community Carols

Annual Christmas Carols in the park featuring singing of carols, BBQ and local community groups.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

Wednesday 24 December
Trafalgar Anglican Church Carols & Nativity Play

Time: 6pm
Children are invited to dress up as a character from the nativity and we have lots of suitable costumes available. Come at 5.30pm to arrange a costume.
9pm: Candlelit service with traditional midnight Mass but earlier. Stay for a drink and shortbread

Xmas Day... your place

Friday 26 December
Drouin Boxing Day Races

The Drouin Picnic Races feature TAB facilities, all the action live on the big screen, kids
entertainment such as jumping castle, pet farm and sports clinic, Fashions on the Field with over $1000 in prizes and free parking (overnight permitted).
BYO drinks and picnic lunch or purchase from food vans and bar on the day.
Venue: Matthew Bennett Park, Drouin
Location: Just off the Drouin Princes Freeway exit on McGlone Road.
Time: Gates open 10.00am with first race running approx. 1.00pm

Wednesday 31 December
Parents without Partners

Latrobe Valley Parents without Partners offer social ballroom dancing every second Friday of even months of the year. This special New Year’s Eve dance will feature The Silhouettes.
Venue: Newborough Public Hall
Enquiries: Fran 5127 5951

Wednesday 31 December
Happy New Year

Join Wild Dog Winery and Issi Dye in dancing 2014 away and welcoming 2015 with a night of live music, cocktail food and drinks.
Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: $60pp (excluding drinks)
Bookings: 5623 2211

Wednesday 31 December
Welcome in the New Year 2015

Celebrate in the New Year with the ‘Party Doctors’, playing classic hits from the 60s to today.
Venue: Warragul Sporting and Social Club
Location: 55 – 57 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: 5623 1520
Email: admin@warragulclub.com.au

There is a mention of the sculpture garden in the recent artical in the Age( 6 things to do around Neerim South) artical n Neerim sth

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.