Billboards with real people from the community strategically placed in Wollongong's Crown Street mall are proving a hit and helping contribute to a "sense of place and identity" to the space.
Wollongong City Council is continuing with their rotating exhibitions on the billboards with a callout for residents to submit photos of what brings them "joy" for a new exhibition in December and January.
Council's City Culture and Activation Manager Sofia GIbson said it follows the success of recent exhibitions depicting local musicians and other creatives through the City of Sound and The Grateful Project.
"We had a lot tracking through our social media and people were saying they really enjoyed coming into the space," she said.
"We're asking them to share with us something that brings them joy for display in the public domain ... they're essentially sharing those ideas about themselves and about joy with others in the community so in that way it will contribute to a sense of place."
Photographers can be of any age and any ability, and can submit images taken on a smartphone (in high resolution) as long as it meets the criteria of showing joy.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the joyous photos could be anything - from delight jumping trampoline, to cooking and sharing a good meal with family, calling loved ones on a phone, or turning on the radio on to dance in your kitchen.
"Moments of true joy can be found even during difficult times," Cr Bradbery said. "It's necessary that we continue to allow ourselves to find and experience joy as way to endure the challenge of surviving this pandemic as a community."
Submissions close midnight on September 19.
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