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!  I also have facebook pages Laurie Collins sculpture garden and another being Red tree Gallery  and lauriecollins1 on instagram

Latest News.

Robyn RinehartThe new show at the gallery is Robyn Rinehart's exhibition  From Then til Now,retrospective over 40 years of creating art and including oil paintings, Life drawings, pastels digital prints and scratchboard work. The show is on for most of January til the 25thRobyn Rinehart video Robyn was featured on Win News on Monday night ( thanks win news) and this is on my facebook pages.

Happy new year

Warragul art market is this Saturday and I am making some new work for this

 Here 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 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.

Wednesday 30 November – Sunday 29 January
Threads – R – Us Exhibition

Venue: Yarragon Station Gallery
Location: Princes Highway, Yarragon
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Open Days: Wednesday – Sunday
More details to come

Sunday January 1 – Tuesday 31 January
‘From Then Until Now’

Robin Rinehart, multi-award winning artist, has compiled a collection of her favourite works,
spanning 40 years of practice. From unframed life drawings, to animals, flowers and machinery
and various mediums she has used over the years, viewers can chart Robin’s directions and passions.
Official opening: Saturday 7 January 2.00pm
Venue: Red Tree Gallery
Location: 420 Main Ji9ndivick Road, Jindivick
Enquiries: 5628 5224

Thursday January 5th, 12th & Friday 27th January
Mini Malabar Farm Adventure - Walkerville

Spend the morning at “Malabar Farm” – the home of Gippsland Food Adventures. Paul and Jenny
O’Sullivan open the gates to their family farm of 640 hectares, running 1,000 cattle and 5,500 sheep,
near Walkerville. Experience how premium grass fed beef and lamb is produced in an
environmentally sensitive way. Get close to the animals, fattened on lush pastures and explore the
protected native bush. The tour will include paddock driving, a bush walk and livestock inspections in
sheep yards, so appropriate clothing and footwear need to be worn. The adventure starts with
morning tea and finishes with Gippsland cheeses in the bush. Gippsland Food Adventures run small
group tours of local farms, where you meet the producers, see their farms and hear their stories!
Taste and discover how Gippsland’s finest food and wine is produced.
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Cost: $ 55 for adults and $35 for children 4-14.
Enquiries: Phone Jenny on 0419 153 377

Friday 20 January

Magic with Mr Tricks – School Holiday Program
Watch the impossible happen right before your eyes with Mr Tricks as he performs a fun magic
show. Suitable for children aged up to 12 years.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 1.00pm – 1.45pm
Bookings free but essential.
Phone: 5622 2848

Saturday 21 January
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 342 489

Saturday 21 January
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 January
Warragul Arts Market

A vibrant market encompassing 60 artists, artist demonstrations, art activities and live
music/performances. This market is run in conjunction with Warragul Farmers Market.
Venue: Civic Park, Warragul
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 January
Annual Gem Show

Warragul & District Lapidary Club presents its annual gem show.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday 21 January
Bunyip Community Marke
The first Bunyip Community Market for 2017 is an extra special market to be held in conjunction with
the Bunyip Rodeo.
Location: Bunyip Recreation Reserve
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Enquiries: Tony 0407 563 441
Roman 0417 360 783

Monday 23 January
Learn Basic Coding using Scratch – School Holiday Program

Learn how to animate Scratch (the cat) and other sprites using basic computer coding.
Venue: Warragul Library
Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Bookings free but essential.
Phone 5622 2848
This program will be repeated on 24 January at 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 26 January
Australia Day Community Celebrations

Australia Day events include community celebrations and free barbecues being held in towns
throughout Baw Baw Shire.
More information to come.
Enquiries: Noelle Novak 5624 2411

Thursday 26 January – Sunday 29 January
Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta

This Australia Day Weekend Regatta displays classic wooden sailing dinghies both on and off the
water. The focus is on the beauty of the wood crafting, rigging and history of these boats and also
highlights aspects of Inverloch’s unique seaside history.
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
For further information, check out Facebook.

Saturday 28 January
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market

Held on 4th Saturday of month, except December, this market showcases a range of local produce,
arts and crafts, plants, fresh nuts and dried fruits, honey, jewellery and gemstones, relishes, bread,
knitted baby clothes, kids activity table, live music, sausage sizzle, massage and more.
Venue: Yarragon Public Hall
Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon
Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Enquiries: Gaye 0427 342 430

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January
100th Neerim District Show

This bumper 100th show will feature live country music, pavilion exhibits of school art work, craft and
photography, a quilting display, a bucking bull ride, jumping castle, show bags and plenty to eat &
drink. Other features include an animal nursery, pony rides, Show personality, Show Ambassador
and Rural Ambassador announcements, dog high jump, beaut ute competition, and a display of
steam engines, vintage trucks and cars plus a motorbike freestyle show. Weather permitting,
helicopter flights will be available.

Saturday 28 January
Greyhound Racing Warragul Cup

Greyhound Racing Victoria is launching its inaugural carnival to showcase and connect the four
greyhound racing cups in Gippsland. There will be plenty of colour and movement for the whole
family to enjoy during the Gippsland Carnival.
- Turbo’s Trackside Corner for the kids offers the Turbo mascot, jumping castle, face painting, balloon
artist and complimentary Turbo Activity Bags.
- Colours on Course Fashion Parade for ladies and gents
- Food Trucks to taste the colours of the world
Entertainment includes an interactive big screen that allows you to race your very own greyhound
and a live cover band.
The Cranbourne Cup will be held on 11 February and the Traralgon Cup on 25 March.
Venue: Logan Park
Location: Howitt Street, Warragul
Time: 12 mid-day
Enquiries: Greyhound Racing Victoria

Sunday 29 January
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 January
Noojee Station Market

This boutique styled market is held on the last Sunday of the month from September through to
May. It is organised by the Noojee Progress Association and offers fresh local produce, unique handmade
goods and distinctive arts & crafts.
Venue: Noojee Heritage Centre & Historic Train Station
Location: 15 School Road, Noojee
Time: 9.00am – 2.000pm
Enquiries: Jackie White 0400 042 512


Wednesday 1 February
NiPpers & ChiPpers

NiPpers & ChiPpers is an exhibition of the latest works from the BBaa Mosaic Group.
Venue: The Station Gallery Yarragon
Official opening Sunday 5 February 2.00pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm
Enquiries: Alene 0427 402 117

Friday 3 February
Moe Racing Club – Midweek Racin
Midweek racing at Moe has free gate entry with member’s room and lawn area reserved for
members only. However there are indoor and outdoor public areas with full bar and tote facilities.
Venue: Moe Racing Club
Location: Waterloo Road, Moe
Gates open: 11am
Enquiries: 5120 1333

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.