The Secret World

Elise Hurst

Join us for the unveiling of Elise Hurst’s beautiful new oil paintings, which are featured in her upcoming children’s picture book, Adelaide’s Secret World. The exquisite paintings tell the story of Adelaide, a quiet rabbit trying to find her voice in the midst of a bustling city.

Art Exhibition previously on at No Vacancy Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 11 November 2015 to Sunday 22 November 2015
Launch Thursday 12 November 2015, 6-9 PM

Adelaide's Secret World image

Published by No Vacancy on Sunday 01 November 2015.
Contact the publisher.

The whirlwind of oil colours perfectly shows Adelaide’s inner turmoil; she is isolated, watching over those in the city who are just like her – they are ‘the still ones, the quiet ones, those who danced and sighed and dreamed alone.’ Until something special happens to change Adelaide’s perspective and to help her, finally, find her voice.

Adelaide’s is a story for quiet people – children and adults alike. Elise Hurst’s dreamlike oil paintings bring the story to life.

Join us at No Vacancy, QV this November to delight in Elise Hurst’s oil paintings, from Adelaide’s Secret World (Allen & Unwin, 32 pp.)

ELISE HURST is an award-winning fine artist, author and illustrator living and working in Melbourne. Starting out as a traditional painter, she gradually merged her love of narrative with traditional techniques. She has illustrated over 50 books, staged two solo exhibitions in Melbourne, and has a worldwide following for her drawings and paintings by both adults and children alike.

OPENING LAUNCH: Thursday 12 November, 6pm

FAMILY DAY & BOOK LAUNCH: Sunday 14 November, 2pm

Please RSVP to with the number of people attending. We look forward to seeing you there!


No Vacancy Gallery QV
34-40 Jane Bell Lane,
QV Building,
Melbourne 3000