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

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 andf if you are paying for pieces of Laurie Collins work either from the sculpture Garden or the galler

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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

Greetings!

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.

Only 5 days to see the exhibition called a touch of Turquoise in the gallery .This is by Barb Gogerly, Helen Fox, Alene Bonser and Dot Thorne and includes mosaic, painting, felting and sculpture, A lovely show and here is the video.a touch of Turquoise exhibition video

Coming after that and opening on Saturday 2nd July is the exhibition Joan and the Jindi Kids featuring art teacher Joan Price and the work of many of her students at Jindivick Primary school

The Warragul Art Market  does sort of continue underneath the arts centre but I wont be there until it returns to Civic Park in October.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 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. 

Also in July a workshop on Sunday 10th from 10 to 12 on making videos with the Ipad or I phone, book in.

 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 see.group 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

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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.

Saturday 14 May – Sunday 3 July Experimenta Recharge Experimenta Recharge : the 6th International Biennial of Media Art presents the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology. It features artworks from photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetics, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the worldwide-web, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video and analogue television. Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery Location: 138 Commercial Rd, Morwell Open hours: 11.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm weekends. Closed Public Holidays Enquiries: 5128 5700 Email: lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au 


Tuesday 24 May – Wednesday 29 June ‘Inspired by Landscape’ ‘Inspired by Landscape’ is a beautiful and colourful exhibition of two series of collages by Bozena Wiszniewski. Bozena states that landscape has become a continuous inspiration for her paintings. “My artistic interpretation of the landscape is constantly changing due to the use of different materials and techniques.  When I look around, I try to capture everything that strikes my imagination on the spot – the light, the colours, the textures; I store these elements in my mind. Then I paint from memory”. Bozena will present a series of Author Talks on June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th in the foyer at 3.00pm. Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays Enquiries: 5624 2456 www.bozenawisznieski.com

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 26 June Slipstitch Slipstitch presents an Australian perspective on the contemporary uptake of embroidery by a new generation of artists. The exhibition features recent work from Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilka White. In recent years contemporary artists in Australia have embraced embroidery for its capacity for poignant and reflective narrative. Slipstitch is a Nets Victoria and Ararat Regional Art Gallery touring exhibition. Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery Location: 138 Commercial Rd, Morwell Open hours: 11.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm weekends. Closed Public Holidays Exhibition Celebration: Friday 27 May, 6.00pm – 8.00pm Enquiries: 5128 5700 Email: lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au

Friday 24 June – Sunday 26 June Change of Hart Change of Hart is based on a contemporary adaption of the Prodigal Son. Led by creative director, Clare Lappin, the show features first class actors, singers and musicians from across Gippsland. This contemporary Rock Musical is about real life and real people and the rippling effects from the choices we all make – the good and the bad. It encapsulates the power of community and personal liberation through timeless value of truth, integrity, forgiveness and justice. Script and music by C.E.Noy All proceeds go to support homelessness programs. Venue: Lowanna College Auditorium Location: Newborough Time: Friday 24 June 8pm, Saturday 25 June 8pm, Sunday 26 June matinee  3.30pm Tickets: Adults $20, Concession $15 Book Now! Contact Carol Monday & Thursdays between 9am – 3pmon 5127 1057 or clarelappi3.wix.com/changeofhartmusical   
Saturday 25 June Warragul Winterfest and Lantern Parade
      Kick back against the depths of winter with Warragul’s Winterfest. Celebrate with a lantern parade and festivities at Eastern Park Community Garden. Time: 4.30pm – 8.30pm Cost: Free More information to come. Enquiries: Donna Hallam 0407 873 681 https://www.facebook.com/Warragul-Winterfest-and-Lantern-Parade-176214122736626/?fref=nf 
Saturday 25 June 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
      
Saturday 25 June Emily Murdica Come along this Saturday night to hear the beautiful melodious tones of Emily Murdica. Emily plays easy listening folk and country songs. Venue: The Drouin Family Hotel Location: 65 Princes Way, Drouin Time: 9.30pm – 1.00am  
 
Sunday 26 June 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 26 June Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop - Bookbinding A fun day creating at least one book using Coptic stitch method for binding and strong board covers which will be decorated using a variety of methods: stamping, hand painting,
      colouring, glueing, riveting etc. The result will be a one of a kind artist book. You are encouraged to bring an assortment of bits and pieces to use and experiment with. Plain copy paper will be available at low cost, but you can bring your own favourite paper to use on your book. Tutor: Kay Lancashire Venue: Kay’s studio Location: 7 Addison Street, Neerim South Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm Cost: $95 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Sunday 26 June Sunday Arvo Another wonderful afternoon of kicking back and enjoying folk, originals, rock ‘n’ roll, and music from the 60/70s. Bring your own nibbles. Tea & coffee supplied. Venue: Old Drouin Butter Factory Location: Main South Road, Drouin Time: 1.00 am Entry: $10 Enquiries: 0419 588 528 Contact Des if you plan to attend.  
 
Monday 27 June Author Talk – Stafford Ray Stafford Ray is the author of ‘Cull’. Come along and be entertained with funny poems, short stories and stories behind the stories.‘ Cull’ was the Publishers’ choice for the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015. The novel Cull is a white knuckle ride of a political thriller which is too real for comfort. It takes career diplomat Harry Fromm into the murky world of realpolitik. Venue: Need2Read Location: 25 Victoria Street, Warragul Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm Enquiries: 5622 0299 need2read.com.au  
 
Tuesday 28 June Gippsland Artist & Author – Gloria Whalan Meet prolific Gippsland artist and children’s author Gloria Whalan in a fascinating art session for children. Gloria’s people are the Wiradjuri from the Blue Mountain area in NSW and she has lots of books, stories and art to share. Venue: Drouin Library Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin Time: 2pm – 3pm Cost: Free but bookings essential. Phone: 5622 2849 wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au  
 
Tuesday 28 June Special Story time led by Warragul Girl Guides This fun event features songs, books and a craft to take home. Suitable for ages 0-5.
      Venue: Warragul Library Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul Time: 10.30am – 11.15am Cost: Free  
Tuesday 28 June Basic coding using Scratch Learn how to animate Scratch and other sprites using basic computer coding. Suitable for children ages 8-12 years. Limited spots for this 45 minute session with Andrew Wilson from Regional Programming Solutions. Venue: Warragul Library Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul Time: 10am-10.45am and 11am – 11.45am Cost: Free but bookings essential. Sessions limited to eight children. Phone: 5622 2849 wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au  
 
Wednesday 29 June Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop - Linocut Workshop In this workshop, participants make a small edition of linocuts. Learn how to transfer your design to the lino block, cut it out then print it. The single coloured prints can be later hand coloured, made into cards or framed. BYO linocut tools or purchase some on the day. Tutor: Helen Timbury Venue: Neerim District Secondary College Art Room Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Cost: $75 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Thursday 30 June Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop : Etching/Dry Point Workshop Lisa Kurec is the tutor for this introductory Etching workshop. 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 including printing on several papers to create a chine colle print, a printmaking technique in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support during the printing process, such as different printmaking papers. Lisa will hold another workshop on Saturday 16 July. Venue: Neerim District Secondary College Art Room Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Cost: $80 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au    
July  
 
Friday 1 July The Best of the Eagles
      This performance will take the audience on a journey through the band’s staggering catalogue of hits. The Tribute Band plays the iconic ‘Hotel California’ album cover to cover, revelling in the intricate harmonies and recreating the subtle musicianship of the original Eagles. In the second part of the concert they will perform many of the greatest rock classics.  Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre Location: Cnr Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul Time: 8.00am Tickets: Full $60/Concession $55/ Group 6+ $55 Bookings: 5624 2456 www.wgac.com.au  
 
Saturday 2 July – 27 July Joan Price & The Jindi Kids Come and see Joan’s creative work with oils and textiles and the fantastic work of her students.  Venue: Red Tree Gallery Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick Opening celebration Saturday 2 July at 1.30pm. Gallery hours: Open daily 10am – 4pm Enquiries: 5628 5224 Email: info@lauriecollins.com.au Enquiries: www.lauriecollins.com.au  
 
Saturday 2 July Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop  - Mosaics Session 1: Participants will create a gorgeous mosaiced tile for the garden. Choose from four designs.  Learn how to cut and glue tiles and then grout the mosaic.  Tutor: Viv Horden Location: Neerim District Secondary College Art Room Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Cost: 65 A further session will be held on Saturday 9 July. Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Sunday 3 July 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 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 3rd July Children’s Art Festival
      The popular Children’s Art Festival is on again!  3 hours of fun with 10 brand new awesome art activities, face painting and a show bag to take home. All for just $15 a child! Great winter school holiday fun. Suitable for preschool to primary school age children.  Parent supervision required.   Lunch and snacks available.  Tickets available to purchase online or at the Poowong Post Office.  A fantastic fundraising event presented by the Poowong Pre School. Venue: Poowong Hall Location:  Main Street, Poowong Time 10am -1pm Cost: $15 per child Enquires: Caroline 0405 574 048 or spirit0044@bigpond.com Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/266990503661106/  
 
Sunday 3 July Garfirld Theatre Grand Opening The old Garfield Picture Theatre has been restored to its foyer glory and will celebrate with ‘The Dixie Chooks’ providing a winter’s afternoon of entertainment. Wendy and Moira present a wonderfully eclectic and truly original interpretation of the acoustic roots singer-songwriter genre. Venue: Garfield Picture Theatre Location: 51 Main Street Garfield Time: 2pm Tickets: $25 per person available at the door or until sold out. Bookings: 0490 110 812  
 
Tuesday 5 July Mini Grand Designs Use our cardboard boxes and make your own house to take home and be proud of. Venue: Drouin Library Location: 136 Princes Way, Drouin Time: From 2pm – 3pm Cost: Free but bookings essential. Phone: 5622 2849 wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au  
 
Tuesday 5 July Dad’s Story Time Come to this special evening story time session for Dads. Wear your pyjamas if you like. Pizza will be provided as a snack at the end of the session. Venue: Warragul Library Location: 75 Victoria Street, Warragul Time: 6pm – 7pm Cost: Free but bookings essential. Phone: 5622 2849 wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au  
 
Thursday 7 July Drouin History Group – Open Day The recently established ‘Drouin History Group’ invites you to join them for their inaugural ‘Open Day’ celebrating the history and heritage of this special town.  You are welcome to bring along your own items to share with members.
      Venue: Drouin Library Meeting Room Location: 136 Princess Way, Drouin Time: 11.00am – 4.30pm  
 
Friday 8 July & Saturday 9 July ‘Everyman’ Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited WINTER presents ‘Everyman’ directed by Andrew Davies. Everyman …. everyday …everywhere needs to be ready. This iconic one act morality play features an ensemble of experienced young performers from all over Victoria. The play takes a fresh look at an ancient concept: how we seal our fate by the choices we make.  Suitable for all ages. Approximate duration 50 minutes. No interval. Venue: Trafalgar Hall Location: 30 Contingent Street, Trafalgar Time: Friday 8 July 8.00pm, Saturday 9 July 2.00pm Cost: $10 Tickets available at Trybooking.com event code 202453 Enquiries: Joanne Watt (coordinator) 0408 366 481 Email: summerschool@theatrecraft.org.au  
 
Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July Yarragon Charity Book Fair This huge annual book fair is organised as a fund raiser by the Yarragon and Darnum-Ellinbank Fire Brigades. Funds raised go to the purchase of firefighting equipment and training aides for the two brigades. This year, old audio-visual equipment will be replaced with a new system for use in training and operational reviews. The huge range of books include Hardcovers $2.50, Paperbacks $1 and children, cooking, craft and gardening books for $5 per bag. Ba+gs will be supplied. Venue: Yarragon Public Hall Location: Campbell Street, Yarragon Time: Saturday 9am – 5pm            Sunday 9am – 4pm Entry: Gold Coin donation Enquiries: Michael O’Toole 0438 342 670, Paul Wilms 0428 595 736, Kris Hopkins 0419 588 200  
 
 Saturday 9 July Algie Hall Market 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 holders. Venue: Algie Hall Location:  Neerim South Enquiries: Deb 5628 1234/0417 748 884  
 
Saturday 9 July Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop – Mosaics Session 2: Participants will create a gorgeous mosaiced tile for the garden. Choose from four designs.  Learn how to cut and glue tiles and then grout the mosaic.  Tutor: Viv Horden Location: Neerim District Secondary College Art Room Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
      Cost: $65 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Sunday 10 July Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop - Reeds & Sticks Come to Colleen’s garden where you will collect the materials to make a ‘Bird Basket’ out of cordyline, flax and poker: suitable to store onions or garlic indoor. Participants will learn in a relaxed atmosphere the basic basketry techniques of cord making and twining. Tutor: Colleen Bright Location: Colleen’s Studio, 1699 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm Cost: $45 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Sunday 10 July 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 Email: kooweerupmarket@gmail.com  
 
Sunday 10 July Creating Videos Workshop This informative workshop will focus on creating videos with your Ipad or Iphone.  Venue: Red Tree Gallery Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick Time: 10am – 12pm Cost: $20. Bookings essential. Enquiries: 5628 5224 Email: info@lauriecollins.com.au Enquiries: www.lauriecollins.com.au  
 
Monday 11 July Sculpture General  A practical course for people who wish to gain skills in sculpture/ three dimensional art. The course covers the fundamentals of sculpture with hands-on tuition in clay, plaster assemblage, carving and armature construction. Some art theory and art history will be discussed in a relaxed environment as you create your sculptures. Venue:  Buln Buln Studio   Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm Cost: 8 weeks each term $200   Contact Jessie McLennan 5626 7045  jessiemclennan.art@gmail.com  
 
Monday 11 July Life Sculpting  Sculpt in clay from a life model. Emphasis is on short 5 and 10 minute clay sketches with some longer poses each week. Develop 3D skills. Be amazed at your ability to transfer the forms into clay. Very rewarding. Clay is provided for sketches that gets punched down and reformed every time. Clay is available for purchase if you produce some you would like to keep. Venue: Trafalgar Station Arts Space  Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm Cost: 8 weeks $250 Contact Jessie McLennan 5626 7045  jessiemclennan.art@gmail.com  
 
Tuesday 12 July – Friday 12 August Hot Fx Photography – Pete and Pam Boyes For the first time a selection of Pete and Pam’s work is publicly and jointly exhibited. This exciting photographic exhibition explores striking landscapes, geographical and natural features and remarkable wildlife shot in Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and Germany. Pete and Pam’s colour and black and white photography portrays water, bare trees, mist and natural phenomena bursting with colours. Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Enquiries: 5624 2456 www.wgac.com.au  
 
Wednesday 13, 20 & 27 July  Portrait Sculpting Create a fired clay portrait to take home. Begin with a series of smaller clay sketches from a life model to train your eyes and become familiar with sculpting in clay. You will learn how to use armatures, work in 3D, keep proportions and how to sculpt eyes that sparkle. Venue: Trafalgar Station Arts Hub  Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Contact Jessie McLennan 5626 7045  jessiemclennan.art@gmail.com  
 
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 July Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop - Junkyard Scrap Learn simple welding skills and create your own recycled metal sculpture.  Tutor: Laurie Collins Venue: Laurie Collins Studio Location: 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick Time: 10am – 3pm Cost: $150 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Thursday 14 July 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 Email: lillibits@gmail.com  
 
Thursday 14 July Ladies Night – the ultimate night out Ladies Night will leave you hyperactive and ready to party! It’s the kind of show that you can take your granny to …. Cheeky, fun, a little naughty – and a damn good giggle. Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre Location: Corner Smith & Albert Streets, Warragul Time: 8.00pm Tickets: Full $43.00, Concession $38.00, Members $35.00, Member’s Super 7+ Package $32.00 Bookings: 5624 2456 www.wgac.com.au  
 
Thursday 14 July 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  
 
Saturday 16 July Christmas in July @ Toorongo River Chalets Join us for an evening of scrumptious food and festivities. Venue: Toorongo River Chalets Location: 105 Toorongo Valley Road, Noojee Time: 6.30pm Cost: $65 per head Bookings: 0499 994 886 info@riverchalets.com.au  
Saturday 16 July 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 56   
 
Saturday 16 JulyWarragul 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 Enquiries: sallie@warragulfarmersmarket.com.au  
Saturday 16 July 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 16 July Poetry at The French Pear Café An afternoon of enjoyment brought to you by the Demented Echidna Poets Collective.  Come along and read a poem or listen to others. Venue: The French Pear Café Location: 83-85 Princes Way, Drouin Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm Enquiries: Wayne 0417 506 631 Email: waynep48@bigpond.com  
 
Saturday 16 July Warragul Theatre Organ Society – Scott Harrison & Shiraz Back by popular demand – Scott Harrison at the Wurlitzer in solo and with Six-piece Shirazz Jazz Band. This show is a must for jazz and theatre organ lovers alike. Venue: Wesley of Warragul Location: 62 Victoria Street, Warragul Time: 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $27, Members $25, U/16 free Afternoon tea available $2 Enquiries: Diane 5623 3301 www.warragultheatreorgan.org.au   
 
Saturday 16 July Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop - Etching/Dry Point Workshop Lisa Kurec is the tutor for this introductory Etching workshop. 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 including printing on several papers to create a chine colle print, a printmaking technique in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support during the printing process, such as different printmaking papers. Lisa will hold another workshop on Saturday 16 July. Venue: Neerim District Secondary College Art Room Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Cost: $80 Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au  
 
Sunday 17 July  Portrait Sculpting  Create a fired clay portrait to take home. Begin with a series of smaller clay sketches from a life model to train your eyes and become familiar with sculpting in clay. You will learn how to use armatures, work in 3D, keep proportions and how to sculpt eyes that sparkle. Venue: Trafalgar Station Arts Hub. Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm  Contact Jessie McLennan 56267045  jessiemclennan.art@gmail.com  
Sunday 17 July Neerim Bower Winter Art Workshop - Metal Rose Bouquet Workshop Using a number of materials, some recycled, participants can create a one of a kind bouquet of metal roses. The techniques require no heat or solder, just a little strength in the hands.  We can recycle soft drink cans, use aluminium flashing from hardware and copper or brass shim. Tutor: Kay Lancashire Venue: Kay’s Studio, 7 Addison Street, Neerim South Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Enquiries: workshops@neerimbower.com.au Cost: $75  
Wednesday 20 July Food Cents Supermarket Tour – It Pays to Eat Smart This tour explodes the myth that healthy foods are expensive. Prepare to be amazed! This tour takes approximately one hour. Two further sessions will cover budgeting and centsible cooking. Venue: Woolworths Warragul Time: 1pm Cost: Free Enquiries: Angela Greenall 5624 3500 Email: angela.greenall@wghg.com.au  
 
Wednesday 20 July Professional Athlete – Leanne Del Tosa Leanne represented Australia in the women’s wheelchair basketball team in the London 2012 Paralympics, where her team won gold. She has made lasting friendships, seen amazing places and will tell us how this sport  transformed her life. Venue: Warragul Library Location: 65 Victoria Street, Warragul Time: From 6.00pm Cost: Free but bookings essential.
      Phone: 5622 2849 wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au  
 
Saturday 23 July 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  
Wednesday 27 July Food Cents Budgeting Workshop – It Pays to Eat Smart Learn about the principles of healthy eating and what we should be eating more of.  Learn a simple formula that saves the average family over $2000 a year on their food bill!  This session runs 2-3 hours. Venue: West Gippsland Healthcare Group Community Health Centre Location: 31- 35 Gladstone Street, Warragul Time: 1.00pm Cost: Free Enquiries: Angela Greenall 5624 3500 Email: angela.greenall@wghg.com.au  
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 Email: info@lauriecollins.com.au Enquiries: www.lauriecollins.com.au  
Sunday 31 July  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 31 July One Planet Classrooms – sew for girls in Africa Join in this fun day at Labertouche Hall to sew to empower girls and women worldwide with more dignity, good health and safety. List of materials you will need: flannel material, towelling material for inner pad, sewing machine, cotton, scissors, , metal press studs and stud attacher. If you can’t sew, you can donate material. Venue: Labertouche Hall Time: 10am – 3pm Enquiries: Kerryn Vaughan

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 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.