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 new show at the gallery is Fay Edelman and Naomi Edelman and Anna Sevi with paintings, jewellery and other art in a show called Liquorice Allsorts. liquorice allsorts exhibition video click here

Gardivalia in October. also open studios is coming up on the last weekend in November 

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.

Monday 19 September

Moe & District Writing Group
This new writing group meets on the first and third Monday of each month. Poets and writers of all
genres and levels are more than welcome.
Venue: Moe Library
Location: George Street, Moe
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: Free. Tea/coffee provided.
Phone: 0474 501 130
More information is provided on our Facebook page:

Tuesday 20 September
Linocut Workshop

Using linocut, print your own design onto cotton rag paper to create beautiful greeting cards that
reflect your own style. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or Ramadan. We'll also be making a sheet of
matching wrapping paper using the same block.
Tutor: Helen Timbury
Venue: Neerim District Secondary College, Art Room
Time: 10am – 3.30pm
Cost: $75 + own linocut tools.

Wednesday 21 September
Spinning Workshop

Unravel your inner yearning to play with wool. Come and try Spinning, Knitting and Crotcheting. It’s
all about having a go and having fun.
Tutor: Barbara Stokes
Venue: Neerim District Secondary College, Art Room
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: $15

Saturday 24 September
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Marke
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

Saturday 24 September – Sunday 2 October
2016 Model T Ford Club of Victoria’s National Rally

The week long ‘Sea, Mountains and Valleys Tour’ will be based at Lardner Park and will see over 120
cars and approximately 300 entrants from all over Australia, USA and New Zealand take part in this
once in a life time event for this area.
The club will open the gates at Lardner Park to the public to see these marvels of ingenuity up close
and personal on Wednesday 28 September from 9.30am – 3.30pm. There will also be many stalls of
interest for the whole family with demonstrations and displays of wares and nostalgia of times gone
by. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes will travel through Inverloch, Yarragon, Warragul, Korumburra,
Yallourn North, Powelltown, Jindivick, Warburton and Mirboo North.
For regular updates and information check in with our website and Facebook page.

Sunday 25 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

Monday 26 September
Annual Conference of the Gippsland Group of Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs

Warragul and District Garden Club is hosting the annual conference of nine Horticultural Societies
and Garden Clubs and the public is most welcome to come along for an interesting and inspiring day
that includes guest speakers and garden walks.
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall
Location: Mason Street, Warragul

Thursday 29 September – Wednesday 26 October
Lucid Dreaming ( the fantasy and the feminine) with Nicole Smith

Venue: Red Tree Gallery
Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick
Gallery hours: Open daily 10am – 4pm
Enquiries: 5628 5224

Thursday 29 September – Monday 24 October
60/60 VISION – from darkroom to digital

Warragul Camera Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a member’s only photography
exhibition at the West Gippsland Arts Centre.
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Location: Cnr. Smith & Albert Street, Warragul
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays.
Official opening and History Book Launch – Tuesday 4 October 7.30pm
Cost: $25pp. Light refreshments served.
Book online only by Tuesday 27 September:

Thursday, 29th September
Etching/Dry Point Worksho
Participants will learn the direct technique of dry point etching. Learn the process of preparing a
plate, transferring a drawing and printing a small edition.
Tutor: Lisa Kurec
Venue: Neerim District Secondary College, Art Room
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: $80

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.