This collection of works showcases watercolours and gouache portrays, places fond and familiar, as well as others far from home.

Two decades ago Zela was introduced to the wet-on-wet watercolour technique, a technique she has used to render her profound responses to the beauty of the natural world and the sense of wonder at the formative forces underlying it.

The works reflect her emotive connection with her homelands of Mary River Valley and the wallum heathlands of coastal Queensland, as well as diverse places from her travels including Tasmania and European locations including the Douro River valley in Portugal, the charming villages of Cinque Terre in Italy and the Isle of Iona. 

Image: Homage to Kathleen left panel - watercolour and gouache - 2022


Related events

Exhibition opening

This exhibition will officially open on Friday 1 March, 2024.

This is a free event, however registration is required.
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Artist in conversation 

Join Zela for artist in conversation as she shares her passion for nature and the stories behind her watercolour and gouache works. 

When: Saturday 2 March, 2024
Time: 11am
Where: Gatakers Artspace, Gallery 1

This is a free event, however registration is required. 
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Wet-on wet watercolour workshop

Join artist Zela Bissett for Wet-on wet watercolour workshop as part of her current exhibition 'Behind The Shine'.
For more details click here>>