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.

This weekend  the new show in the Red Tree Gallery is Love of Life by Judy Mackintosh( 27th Aug to 23rd Sept). This is a show of Judy's  Animal portraits and other diverse paintings including nearly a whole wall of cows!. Judy did the lovely portrait of me that hangs in the gallery and this year entered the Archibald with a portrait of Gary Miles. It didnt make the final cut but was in the salon de Refuses show at the Hilton on South bank.The opening is 5th Sept at 2.00 all welcome.

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

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

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.

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.

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 15 August – Sunday 4 October
In Conversation with Graeme Base

Born in Amersham England, Graeme Base moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight.
After working in advertising for two years, Base began creating children’s books. His first book, ‘My
Grandma lived in Gooligulch’ was accepted by the first publisher he sent it to. Three years later, Base
released the much-loved ‘Animalia’ which proceeded to turn this hobby into a career. He has written
an impressive catalogue of 16 books, including an orchestral version of ‘The Sign of the Seahorse’
and musical stage adaptations of ‘My Grandma lived in Gooligulch’ and ‘Jungle Drums.’

Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
RSVP by Friday 21 August
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Tuesday 18 August – Friday 18 September

Graeme Myrteza and Phil Henshall have been living, breathing and experiencing Gippsland for a
combined total of more than 80 years. This awesome exhibition comprises some of their responses
to this special part of the world that lies east of the Big Smoke.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Enquiries: 5624 2456

Friday 21 August – Sunday 27 September
‘My Side of the River’ Exhibition

This stunning exhibition displays the latest works by renowned West Gippsland artist Kerrie Warren.
Her largest piece to date ‘The Bonfire’ 4m x 6m will be part of the installation. Ironically one of her
smallest paintings in the series ‘After the Fires’ was destroyed in a fire whilst exhibiting at the
Outback Regional Gallery in Winton, Queensland this June.
Admission is free and commission from sales will be donated to the Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal
Children’s Hospital ‘LARCH’.
Venue: Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Glen

Thursday 27 August
Family Search Workshop

To mark National Family History Month, West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation is staging a
Family Search Workshop.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Bookings essential.
Phone: 5625 1564
Thursday 27August 2015

Thursday 27 August – Thursday 15 October
Hidden Faces of the Archibald 2015

The Hidden Faces of the Archibald 2015 features selected Victorian artists who had entered in the
prestigious New South Wales’ Art Gallery Archibald competition. This includes local portrait artist,
Judy Mackintosh, who has been recognised for her portrait of renowned local artist Gary Miles.
Laurel Foenander’s portrait of her husband Wayne will also be exhibited along with a portrait of
Warragul South author Honey Brown by Yallourn North artist Carolyn Henry who also painted artist
Dr Tony Henning.
Venue: Melbourne Hilton, South Wharf
Enquiries: OZLINK Entertainment
Jacqueline Taylor 0418 357 814

Thursday 27 August
Fundraiser Cinema Night – ‘Ricki and the Flash’

This fun cinema night will raise funds for the Cancer Council. The featured film is ‘Ricki and the
Flash’ starring Meryl Streep.
Venue: Warragul Peninsula Cinema
Time: Between 6.30pm and 7.30pm TBA
Tickets: Available from Momento Magico Florist,
39 Princes Way, Drouin or call 5625 5911

Friday 28 August
Daffodil Day

Please support the Cancer Council this Daffodil Day. Come visit the staff at Momento Magico Florist
at 39 Princes Way, Drouin.
Daffodils and merchandise will be available.
Email: info@momentomagicoflowers.com.au

Friday 28 August
‘Songs of Sinatra’

Come fly with us as Melbourne performer and accomplished vocalist, Brendan James, brings to life
the classic tunes of legendary singer, Frank Sinatra.
Venue: RACV Inverloch Resort
Location: Cape Patterson – Inverloch Road, Inverloch
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Tickets: $65
Bookings essential: 03 5674 0000
Email: inverlochevents@racv.com.au
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Friday 28/29/30 August & Friday 4 September
The Addams Family

Presented by The Cardinia Performing Arts Company
Friday 28 August 8pm
Saturday 29 August 8pm
Sunday 30 August 2pm - Matinee
Friday 4 September 8pm

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday
Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart
young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t
upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved
wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for
Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
Multiple dates, times and pricing – so contact the
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Location: 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Bookings: 1300 887 624

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August
Summer of the Aliens

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. When the adult Louis Nowra looks back to the year he was 14, he
drops his audience into a world awed by new technology such as Sputnik, a world crippled with
paranoia surrounding the Cuban missile crisis, and a bewildered boy obsessed by spaceships and
aliens. Summer of the Aliens is an award winning, semi-autobiographical work by one of Australia’s
most loved playwrights, Louis Nowra, the man who topsy-turvied the opera Cosi Fan Tutte, making it
a household name. Presented by Off the Leash Theatre Company.
Venae: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456
Online: www.wgac.com.au

Saturday 29 August
Celebrating Dads - Dinner and Auction

Olivia’s Place is hosting a dinner and auction to raise much needed funds for its work to support
women during pregnancy and Early Parenting. There are many fantastic items up for grabs including
Parliament House Dinner and Tour with Gary Blackwood, Local Boys half day gardening package,
Warragul Gazette half page colour advert, Gippsland Vacuums cordless vacuum, steam mop &
pressure washer, The Windsor High Tea, String & Salt Dad’s cooking Class tickets.
Venue: The Black Tie
Location: 90 Alfred Street, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Tickets: $65pp. Book by 21 August.
Includes canapes, drink on arrival, 2 course meal, tea & coffee
Contact: Melissa@oliviasplace.org.au 0402 609 343
www.oliviasplace.org.au 5622 1022

Sunday 30 August
‘All About the Pied Piper’

Everyone has heard about the evil rat-catcher with the so-called magic flute who led the children out
of Hamelin back in the 14th century. But is the story just a fable or did something really happen? The
Early Music Consort and Rippon Lea Dancers, with brilliant vocalist Erika Tandiono, will tell a
different tale. Period costumes and early instruments will highlight this presentation.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.15pm
Admission: Adult $25, Concession $20, Student $10, Family $50
Advanced bookings recommended. Pay for all tickets at the door.
Phone: 9699 8417
Email: marcusjhill@bigpond.com

Sunday 30 August
My Latin Heart

Expect an afternoon of sumptuous song, stunning strings and tantalising tango when internationally
acclaimed baritone Jose Carbo along with brilliant classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryyan
present My Latin Heart. This album shot to number one on the Limelight Classical Music Charts in
2013 and was nominated for Classical Record of the Year at the ARIA Awards.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 3.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456

Sunday 30 August
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 30 August
Bush Food Flavours Lunch

Venue: Peppermint Ridge Farm
Location: Tynong North Road, Tynong North
Bushfood garden tour at 11.30am
Cost: $45 pp
Bookings essential: enquiries@peppermintridgefarm.com.au
Phone: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8520

Sunday 30 August
Meet the Artist – Jan Leamon

Jan started painting about three years ago after joining a ‘Painting with Parkinsons’ group in Berwick.
She was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2009. Her work mainly focuses on birds and flowers. Her love
of flowers stems from her teenage apprenticeship in floristry which was cut short when she was
required to help in her parent’s grocery business. Jan finds painting with watercolours to be very
relaxing and fulfilling.
Coffee, cakes, toasties and wine will be available.
Venue: Maryknoll General Store & Gallery
Location: 1 St Joseph’s Square, Maryknoll
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Enquiries: 5942 8242/0409 215 622
Email: maryknollstjosephs@gmail.com


Wednesday 2 September – Sunday 27 September
‘Snippets’ snip it mosaic exhibition

This mosaic group is an eclectic, enthusiastic gathering of women who between them offer a
smorsgasbord of Mosaic delights for your pleasure. The artists include Barbara Gogerly, Helen Fox,
Elisabeth Smoorenburg, Dot Thorne, Ingrid Thomas, Colleen Bright, Viv Horden, Alene Bonser, Lillian
Lawrey and Janet Wylie.
Enquiries: Alene Bonser 5635 4272
Email: tanjadale@optusnet.com.au
Venue: Station Gallery, Yarragon
Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm
Meet the Artists Saturday 19 September 2.00pm

Thursday 3 September

A moving tribute to the ANZAC spirit in story, song and image. Written and directed by acclaimed
author Rodney Hall, Victorian Opera’s new work Remembrance spans six chapters - enlistment,
embarkation, training, landing, trench warfare and homecoming. Nine performers create a series of
moving musical portraits against the backdrop of archival footage, accompanied by a chamber
orchestra and community choir.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: 5614 2456

Saturday 5 September
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 how to incorporate fabric e.g. open weave silk or cotton.
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

Saturday 5th Sept

 Jindivick MarketJindi gardener Carpark 8 til 1.00

Saturday 5 September – 23 September
‘The Love of Life’

An exhibition of oil paintings by Judy Mackintosh.
Venue: Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden & Red Tree Gallery
Location: 240 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick
Time: 2.00pm
Enquiries: info@judymackintosh.com

Saturday 5 September – Saturday 31 October
‘Fertile Ground’ Exhibition

During September and October there will be an eclectic display of textiles in various art forms – all
inspired by gardens and nature. The participating artists in this exhibition are June Edyvane, an
Australian award-winning seamstress among other talents and Celia Collins who is best known for
her watercolour paintings but is now concentrating in various textile mediums such as free
embroidery, hand dyeing and block printing.
Venue: Lillico Glass Studio
Location: 243 Lillico Road, Lillico
Open hours: Saturday & Sunday, public holidays or by appointment 10.00am – 5.00pm
Enquiries: 5623 1592/0419 105 725
* Gardivalia Event

Saturday 5 September
Johnny Cash The Concert – 60 Years of Cash

Backed as always by their engine room, The Tennessee Studs, Cash 60 promises to be a Johnny Cash
The Concert’s best show yet. Always keen to give their audiences something new and fresh, Cash 60
brings you the expected hits and highlights from Cash’s stellar career but as always the show is full of
select favourites and forgotten gems from the extensive Cash catalogue. Stars Daniel Thompson,
Australia’s own Man in Black.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456

Saturday 5 September
Diggers Club Visit

The renowned Diggers Club is coming to Eastern Park Community Garden. Come along to:
- Learn all the tips and tricks of growing food,
- How to prepare your garden beds
- How to improve your soil
- How to grow healthy nutritious plants
This fun and interesting talk will be followed by an informative tour of the garden with plenty of time
for Q & A and hands on discoveries.
BYO lunch. Afternoon tea will be provided and tea and coffee will be available.
Venue: Eastern Park Community Garden
Location: Behind Warragul Community House
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm
Cost: $2
Bookings preferred. Phone Donna Hallam 0407 873 681 Email: treedin@iinet.net.au
Jim Armstrong 5628 7777

Saturday 5 September
Empowering Women

Guest speaker at this breakfast event will be Felicity Langton from Collective Shout. Felicity will
address such topics as sexualisation of women and girls, pornography, body image and related
issues. The event has been organised by Community Church Warragul with the support of Women in
Gippsland, Collective Shout and Gippsland Women’s Health.
Venue: Warragul Country Club Conference Centre
Location: Sutton Street, Warragul
Time: 7.45am – 9.30am
Cost: $25
Enquiries: Leanne Anderson 0407 528 031

Sunday 6 September
Father’s Day Celebrations at Glenfyne Garden Tearooms

Treat Dad to a day out for lunch or a High Tea at Glenfyne Garden Tearooms. The gardens will be
looking at their spring best with flowers and camellias in their prime.
Venue: Glenfyne Garden
Location: 1095 Main South Road, Drouin
Bookings: 5627 5546
Email: info@glenfynegardens.com.au

Sunday 6 September
Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life

What if women told the truth a little more, to ourselves and each other? What if we admitted
marriage can be tough, motherhood is a challenge and doing it all is exhausting? This show promises
a depiction of how it really is; relentless, exhilarating, infuriating, hilarious and complicated.
The ultimate ‘Girls Night Out’ this funny, poignant and endearing show will make you laugh, cry and
leave feeling like your complicated life is completely normal.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 2.00pm and 8.00pm
Bookings: 5624 2456

Sunday 6 September
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 6 September
Man Cave Market

Australia’s first Man Cave Market is the ultimate place to find all the ideas, products and
merchandise needed to outfit your man cave. Offers new and old, handmade local stuff, food and
entertainment plus a Show ‘n’ Shine. Stalls $25.
In conjunction with the man cave market, there will be a Pop Up Gallery in the Rosedale Hall where
art & craft, woodwork and sculptures will be on display and for sale.
Venue: Prince Street, Reserve, Rosedale
Time: 8.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Gabe 0429 992 088

Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 September
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Meet prehistoric creatures from cute baby dinosaurs to some of the largest carnivores. Erth’s
Dinosaur Zoo is a fun, educational and unique performance.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: Tuesday 8 September 12.00pm and 6.30pm
Wednesday 9 September 10.00am and 12.00pm
Tickets: Adult $15, Concession & children $12, Family of four (maximum 2 adults) $50
Bookings: 5624 2456

Thursday 10 September
Baw Baw Poetry Group

Baw Baw Poetry Group meets regularly every second Thursday of the month. Anyone interested in
reading, reciting or reveling in poetry is welcome.
Venue: Middels
Location: 94 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 7.00pm
Enquiries: Liz Dorsett – lillibits@gmail.com
Phone: 0428 775 033

Thursday 10 September
Reel Good Food presented by Baw Baw Food Hub

All over Australia, thousands of men and women are working for a better food and farming system.
Watch their stories and be inspired. Join us for a screening of the acclaimed Australian documentary
“Fair Food”.
Venue: Community College Gippsland, McMillan Campus
Location: Warragul - Korumburra Road, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Entry: $15 includes refreshments
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/152600

Friday 11 September
‘Faulty Towers’ Dining Experience

Dinner & Show
Venue: Wild Dog Winery
Location: Warragul Korumburra Road, Warragul
Time: 7.00pm
Price: $100pp
Bookings: Casey Sommerville 5623 2211
Enquiries: info@wilddogwinery.com

Friday 11 September – Sunday 13 September
59th Daffodil, Floral Show & Festival

This event incorporates the Australian National Daffodil Championships. It features top growers,
both local and interstate, showing the latest trends in daffodil breeding.
Offers full range of exhibits including miniatures, popular hoop petticoats as well as old varieties.
Venue: Leongatha Memorial Hall & CBD
Entry: $5.00
Enquiries: Sue 03 5668 6334
Email: wilkur@activ8.net.au

Friday 11 September & Sunday 13 September
“By Popular Demand – Music from the Stage”

Songs from West Side Story, Carousel and Annie Get Your Gun are just some of the treats in store
when West Gippsland Chorale presents “By Popular Demand – Music from the Stage”. Other popular
stage pieces from opera and musical theatre from before and after the Great War include the
Chorus of Enchanted Islanders, William Tell Overture, The Phantom of the Opera and Gondoliers.
The Chorale will be accompanied by pianists Lisa Fraser and talented clarinet player Claire Thomas.
Conductor is Simon Loveless.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: Friday 11 September 8pm
Sunday 13 September 2.00pm
Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $22, school children free
Bookings: Available at the door or from Network Video, 41 Smith Street, Warragul
Phone 0407 554 080
Online: www.westgippslandchorale.org.au
Enquiries: Geoff 0439 553 020

Friday 11 September
Getting dressed with Jane Austen

Featuring actor Lise Rogers
Delve into the world of Georgian clothing and share Jane Austen’s love of fashion by spending an
hour “Getting dressed with Jane’. This fully costumed theatrical presentation is sure to be popular.
Light refreshments provided.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: 5622 2848

Saturday 12 September
Sustainable Vegetable Garden Workshop

Venue: Longwarry Public Hall/ Longwarry Community Garden
Time: Sausage sizzle 12.30pm
Cost: $5 donation
Propagation and planting workshop 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Bookings: Shirley Higman 0411 231 650

Saturday 12th September

Rokeby Market

Rokeby reserve, 8 to 1.00

Sunday 13th September
Psychic & Wellbeing Expo – Lardner Park Warragul

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. Light Meals
and refreshments available. Tea & Coffee.
Venue: Lardner Park
Location: 155 Burnt Store 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 13 September
Darnum Musical Village Market Fair

This new market on our event calendar features The Alan Clark Jazz Band, a Magic Show for young
and old, Tours of the Musical Village and many produce, craft and speciality stalls.
Venue: Darnum Musical Village
Location: Stuart Street, Darnum
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Expressions of interest from stall holders are invited. Phone Sue 0437 122 441
Email: dmv@dcsi.net.au

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September
West Gippsland Orchid Club Orchid Show

Venue: Anglican Church Hall, Drouin
Time: 9.00am 4.00pm

Saturday 19 September
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 19 September
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

Sunday 20 September
Hill End Market

Hill End Market is held on the third Sunday of January, March, September and November.
It offers a range of hand crafts, art, jewellery, produce, jams, preserves and plants.
Venue: Former Hill End School
Location: Paynters Road, Hill End
Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Chris 5635 2256

Sunday 20 September
Musical Notes @ Wesley

Vision Australia presents Musical Notes @ Wesley. This promises a mix of music to suit all ages and
tastes. It features David Johnston on the Wurlitzer, Judy Sullivan, Melinda Ash, Rhonda Yates,
Graeme Marriott and Mary Bryant. All proceeds to fund Vision Australia services in Gippsland.
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Entry: Adults $20, Concession $15
Gold coin donation for afternoon tea.
Purchase tickets from Vision Australia 2a Mouritz Street, Warragul or phone 5623 0100

Monday 21 September
Origami for Children

Learn how to make origami. This is a thoughtful and peaceful activity for children 7+ years.
All materials will be provided.
Venue: Drouin Library
Location: Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Bookings: 5625 1564
Session will be repeated at Warragul Library on Monday 28 September 10.30am - 11.30pm
Bookings: 5622 2848

Wednesday 23 September
School Holiday Movie: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of water

During a fight between the Krusty Krab and Plankton, the secret formula disappears and all of Bikini
Bottom goes into a terrible apocalypse. The Bikini Bottomites go crazy and they all believe that
Spongebob and Plankton stole the secret formula. The two new teammates create a time machine
to get the secret formula before it disappears and also go to some weird places along the way
including a time parallax where they meet a time wizard named Bubbles who is a dolphin.
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Location: 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Time: 10am
Tickets: Movie only $3, Movie, Popcorn and Drink $8
Bookings: 1300 887 624

Saturday 26 September
Longwarry Social Dance Club

The Longwarry Social Dance Club share the philosophy that dancing is the best thing for the mind,
body and soul and they invite everyone to come along to their monthly dance as a single person or a
couple. Whether you’ve danced before or would love to have a go, you will be most welcome to join
in the fun. The monthly dance is held on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Closed from late December until last Saturday in January.
Venue: Longwarry Hall
Time: 8.00pm – 11.45pm
Cost: $6 per person
The club also hosts a regular Monday evening social dance at the hall.
Time: 7.30pm – 10.15pm
Cost: $3 per person
The Social Dance Club will stage its Annual Ball on Friday 13 November
Cost: $10 per person
Enquiries: Deb McAteer 0459 579 388

Saturday 26 September
Connecting Community & Newcomers

Every two months we host a friendly, casual lunch for people new to the area and, of course, our
longer term residents.
Please bring a plate of food to share.
Venue: Warragul Community House
Location: 138 Normanby Street, Warragul
Time: 12.30pm
Register: 5623 6032

Saturday 26 September
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

Sunday 27 September
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 27 September
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 27 September
Noojee Station Market

Tranquil bushland at the historic Noojee Train Station is the setting for the inaugural bouquet style
market. Creating quite a buzz, this unique market is taking shape with some incredible stall holders
and local talent on display.
Noojee Hotel will celebrate its 90th year the same day so Noojee will be in full festival style spirit.
Come One, Come All!
Time: 2.00pm

Sunday 27 September
Wood Fired Oven   Peppermint Ridge Farm

Location: Tynong North Road, Tynong North
Bushfood garden tour at 11.30am
Cost: $45 pp
Bookings essential: enquiries@peppermintridgefarm.com.au
Phone: Julie Weatherhead 5942 8520

Monday 28 September
Origami for Children

Learn how to make origami. This is a thoughtful and peaceful activity for children 7+ years.
All materials will be provided.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Bookings: 5622 2848

Monday 28 September
School Holiday Movie: The Owl’s Apprentice

Owls aren’t born wise you know, they have to learn it from somewhere. A young owl named Poot
Poot has been sent to Owl School to learn to become wise. He’s not like the other Owls. He doesn’t
know how to fly. He misses his family. He just wants to go home. He knows the only way he can go
home is by gaining “wisdom” but he doesn’t even know what that is.
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Location: 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Time: 10am
Tickets: All tickets $12
Bookings: 1300 887 624

Wednesday 30 September
In Your Own Way - Fair for Youth & Young Adults

Quantum Support Services presents a community youth fair that aims to engage youth and young
adults aged 12 – 20 years old. It will help build positive community and social networks, thus
enhancing positive mental health and wellbeing whilst building service and organisation awareness.
The event provides free workshops and demonstrations, presents free live and local Undiscovered
Gippsland Talent, showcases local Sustainable Creations and will host Artist in Residence sessions
as part of the fair ‘Social in the Valley’ art competition and exhibit. It will also see the launch of the
“In Your Own Way’ pay it forward concept whereby members of the community will have the
opportunity to donate items ranging from free lawn mowing to money off items or even donations
of free sports memberships.
Venue: Kernot Hall, Morwell
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Belinda James 5120 2000 or 0488 323 996

Wednesday 30 September
School Holiday Movie: Home

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his
own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of
her own.
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Location: 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Time: 10am
Tickets: Movie only $3, Movie, Popcorn and Drink $8
Bookings: 1300 887 624


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.