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 Light and the Dark has started and does look good  .This was a callout show where people answered the ad with what they thought fitted the theme. There are Paintings, prints, sculpture and digital art and photography so it is a diverse and interesting exhibition.Artists include Graeme Myrtzea, Tess Wright, Amanda Thompson, Helen Timbury, John Sharpe, Graham Duell ,Min Weggelaar ,Keltie Mullin, Dot Thorne, Joan Price, Cathy Smith,Joy Dusting and Margaret Christianson.

Here is the accompanying video light and dark show

This is on show until the end of August when it is replaced by Fay Edelman and Naomi Edelman and Anna Sevi with paintings jewellery and other art in a show called Liquorice Allsorts

Rokeby market starts again in September and also at the gallery are new booklets promoting Gardivalia in October.

Broughton Hall will be open on the weekend of 19/20 November and refer people to the Garden designFest web site,

The Warragul Art Market  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 have also made a small video of Jindi market see here:Jindi Market video

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. 

 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 was in 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


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.

 Thursday 28 July – Wednesday 31 August
The Light & the Dark Show
Venue: Red Tree Gallery
Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick
Gallery hours: Open daily 10am – 4pm
Enquiries: 5628 5224

Wednesday 10, 17 & 24 August
Plaster casting

Learn how to cast everyday items and create a relief sculpture suitable for outdoors. You will make a
two piece plaster mould and explore other mould materials and methods.
You will be casting in clay, plaster, concrete or wax.
Venue: Buln Buln Home Studio
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: $90
Contact Jessie McLennan 56267045

Thursday 11 August
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 11 August
Men’s Community Kitchen

Would you like to share a meal with local blokes and brush up on your cooking skills?
The Men’s Community Kitchen is looking for blokes to join them every 2nd Thursday to cook a healthy
dinner and share it together - usually lots left over to take home too. No previous experience
necessary but a sense of humour is very welcome.
Transport can be arranged if needed.
Venue: Food Tech area of Chairo Christian School
Location: 76 Balfour Road Campus, Drouin
Time: 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $10 per session
Enquiries: Col 5623 5827

Friday 12 August
“Short and Curlies”

Off The Leash Theatre presents a series of short form works, peering behind closed doors to take a
look at unguarded moments, vulnerability and the intricacies of the human condition.
More information to come.

Saturday 13 August
Algie Hall Market Neerim Sth

Held on the second Saturday of the month from June to August.
Features a variety of stalls. All sites are undercover and there is ample parking for visitors and stall
Venue: Algie Hall
Location: Neerim South
Enquiries: Deb 5628 1234/0417 748 884

Saturday 13 August
Tutored Sketchy

Tutored drawing in the exhibition Stars & Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the
Goldberg Collection. Most materials provided.
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
RSVP Friday 12 August
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Sunday 14 August
Mirusia – This Time Tomorrow

Hailed as the Angel of Australia, Mirusia has toured extensively around the globe as star soprano for
Andre Rieu. She has achieved recognition as a true international performer, singing many styles of
music including opera, musical theatre, pop and jazz. This album is all about offering a brighter
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: VIP (including meet and greet) $85, full $65, concession $57, U/18 $42, Groups 10+ $55,
Members $53
Bookings: 5624 2456

Sunday 14 August
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

Sunday 14 August
Plaster casting

Learn how to cast everyday items and create a relief sculpture suitable for outdoors. You will make a
two piece plaster mould and explore other mould materials and methods.
You will be casting in clay, plaster, concrete or wax.
Venue: Buln Buln Home Studio
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $90
Contact Jessie McLennan 56267045

Monday 15 August
Introduction to online photo books and albums

Learn about some popular web-based products for producing your own photobooks and albums.
Your next holiday snaps, grandchildren, garden or even your cat may be the stars of your first
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free but bookings essential
Bookings: 5622 2848

Monday 15 August
Monday Musing

See the latest exhibitions plus an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ informal guided tour.
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: Free
RSVP Friday 12 August
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Tuesday 16 August
Read It and Weep – calligraphy exhibition by Anita George

Anita’s body of work moves away from paper and traditional pens back to marks, wood, fibre and
skins. Using her calligraphic experience she draws from the past, thrusting it into the present. Cans,
brushes, feathers, paint on MDF, on silk or cottons all meld together with letters and make this a
very unusual experience.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Opening: Tuesday 16 August
Time: 2.00pm
Artist talks: Wednesday 24 August 10.00am & Thursday 1 September2.00pm
Enquiries: 5624 2456

Tuesday 16 August
In Conversation: Senior Curator

Join Latrobe Regional Gallery’s Senior Curator Shelley McDermott in conversation to discuss the
exhibition The Floating World, which includes works from LRG’s Asian art permanent collection.
This presentation will be repeated on Thursday 18 August 5.00pm – 6.00pm.
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
RSVP Friday 12 August
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Thursday 18 August
West Gippsland Bonsai Group Meeting

West Gippsland Bonsai Group meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Topic: Root pruning deciduous trees, group planting.
Venue: Warragul Regional College
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 18 August
Skills for Successful Supervision

Join our dynamic tutor, Shayne Maree Hyman, to begin your journey towards a leadership role in
agriculture or other related industry. Over 3 x 3 hour workshops, you will develop skills and
confidence to be a successful team supervisor. You do not need to be currently working to do the
Venue: Moe Neighbourhood House
Location: 1 – 11 James Street, Moe
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: $50 or $30 eligible concession
Bookings: 5126 3123

Thursday 18 August
SBWN Gala Dinner Event

Southern Business Woman’s Network is celebrating its AGM with a gala dinner at the fabulous RACV
Inverloch Resort. Inspirational guest speaker will be Annette Kimmitt who is managing partner at
Ernst and Young and boasts many areas of expertise. You will discover how to be successful in this
fast paced, modern world and how to embrace the big trends that are transforming the world. These
include Artificial intelligence, robotics and ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT).
Venue: RACV Resort Inverloch
Location: 70 Cape Patterson – Inverloch Road, Inverloch
Time: 6pm. Registrations are due two weeks prior to the night.
Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival followed by a delicious two course meal.
Register Now: August, SBWN AGM - Guest Speaker, Annette Kimmitt

Friday 19 August
Dave Hughes ‘Swee
It's been a while since Dave Hughes came our way, but after killing it with sold-out shows and rave
reviews at all the major comedy festivals this year, Hughesy is hitting the road with his 'Sweet' tour.
It’s an accepted fact that Dave Hughes is a bloody funny guy but you’ll never know how funny until
you see him live. Hughesy is unbeatable on stage, mic in hand, telling joke after joke. His hilarious
stories of the frustrations of everyday life, the rollercoaster of parenthood and what it means to be
Hughesy has made him a household name, filling hundreds of thousands of seats across Australia.
With Dave in career best form, ‘Sweet’ is hands down one of the funniest shows you’ll experience
this year.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 8.30pm
Tickets: Full $40, Concession $35, Members $35, Groups 10+ $35, Youth $35
Booki9ngs: 5624 2456

Friday 19 August
Snow Fest Warragu
Snow Fest Warragul 2016 is coming! We’re bringing the Mountain to Warragul complete with real
Baw Baw snow and howling huskies. Snow Festers are encouraged to dress as a Snow Queen, polar
bear, snowman or in anything white and silver.
* Come and play in the snow or build a snowman
* Meet and pat the cuddly Baw Baw Huskies
* Explore the Night Street Market and food stalls
* Enjoy the marshmallow roasting
* Art Exhibition
* Groove to the cool dance music with DJ Nige
* Savour the wine tastings
* Thrill to the fireworks
- Lots of competitions and prizes
Venue: Warragul CBD
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 20 August
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 20 August
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 20 August
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 20 August
West Gippsland Bonsai Group Workshop – Group Plantings

Venue: Drouin Library
Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Sunday 21 August
Herman’s Hermits

The Mid-60s music scene was dominated by British Acts: three of which became household names –
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Herman’s Hermits! Herman’s Hermits are one of the most
successful groups throughout the world.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Full $62.90, Concession $57.90, Members: $57.90, Groups 10+ $57.90
Bookings: 5624 2456

Sunday, 21st August
Sing Into Spring - Casey Choir in Concert

Come and enjoy an eclectic repertoire of songs sung by an accomplished women’s choir. Enjoy songs
from the shows, catchy folk songs, Celtic ballads and African gospel, just to list a few! We are all local
ladies and you won’t be disappointed in the quality of our singing. We are ably led by Mr Simon
Loveless and accompanied by Ms Kerith Cummins.
You will be seated in a very comfortable theatre and the choir will be supported by special guest
artist duo 'La Dolce Dissonanza'. Following the concert there will be a fantastic afternoon tea.
Venue: Hillcrest Christian College
Location: 500 Soldiers Rd, Clyde North. 3978
Time: 2.00pm
Tickets: Full $25, concession $20, under 12 free -

Wednesday 24 August
Book Week Story Time

Aboriginal story telling and activities in the exhibition Sounds of Country with artist Lisa Kennedy.
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: FreeRSVP Friday 19 August
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Saturday 27 August
Super Saturday

Untutored activities in The Lane for the exhibition The Floating World. Most materials provided.
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery
Location: 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
RSVP Friday 26 August
Enquiries: 5128 5700

Saturday 27 August
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 28 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

Thursday 1 September

Liquorice Allsorts - Faye Edelman & Anna Sevi
This exhibition features paintings and jewellery.
Venue: Red Tree Gallery
Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick
Gallery hours: Open daily 10am – 4pm
Enquiries: 5628 5224

Saturday 3 September
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

Sunday 4 September
Longwarry Fire Brigade Craft & Produce Treasure Market

First Sunday of month except January and February.
This craft, produce and treasure market offers 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
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 4 September
The Baw Baw Trio and Friends

Returning in 2016 with two subscription concerts ‘Homage to Franz Schubert”.
The Trio includes Brian Chapman on piano, Daniel Stefanski on violin and Joan Evans on cello.
Concert 1: Schubert Notturno in Eb, D.897
Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor, Op.49
Schubert Quintet in A, D.667 (‘Trout’) with guests Lawrence Jacks on viola and Stuart Riley on bass.
Concert 2: Schubert Trio in E flat,D.929
Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op34 with guests Wilma Smith on violin and Lawrence Jacks on
Venue: Wesley of Warragul
Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 2.30pm
Admission: Subscription /Single concert Adult $55/$30, Concession $45/$25, Student $25/$15
Bookings: www.trybooking/175885
Enquiries: Joan Evans 5629 2214

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.