AN EXHIBITION by eight prominent female Southern Highland artists called Stratum opens today at BDAS.
Stratum features eight collaborative works from participating artists in addition to paintings, digital photography, collages, etchings and jewellery all around the central theme of "Stratum" or layers.
Stratum artists include: Leanne Booth, Penny Levett, Michelle Lindau, Lucinda McDonald, Tracey Miller, Sophie Piper, Trudi Spencer and Susie Webster.
Each artist has their favourite medium and focus for their work in the exhibition.
Sophie Piper is offers digital photography, Trudi Spencer adds zinc plate etchings and paintings of oils on canvas and Susi Webster contributes her Japanese inspired wearable art, mixed media and collages. Meanwhile, Michelle Lindau loves vibrant colour which is reflected in her landscapes, Lucinda McDonald gets inspiration for her work from the shapes she finds in her sculpture workshop, while Leanne Booth focuses on collages, pattern and design and the use of gold leaf and charcoal.
Completing the mix is Penny Levett who specialises in pen, ink and drawings and Tracey Miller who works with oil on canvas using bright, vibrant colours. The official opening of the Stratum exhibition is tomorrow at 2pm and all are welcome to attend and toast the talent.
Artists will be in attendance at the opening to answer questions about their work and speak about joining forces for the exhibition. All the work in the Stratum exhibition is for sale. Stratum, the theme for the exhibition, started with each of the participating artists working with a blank canvas, adding their style and then passing the canvas on to the next artist.
"The results were really amazing," contributor Leanne Booth said. "Each of the collaborative works is unique and diverse, with different styles, colours and techniques coming through in each piece."
The Stratum exhibition is at at BDAS, 1 Short St, Bowral.Open from 10am to 4pm until the September 11.
Details: 4861 4093.