Propel Youth Art's returning photo project asks you to capture a day in WA

After a year-long hiatus, Propel Youth Arts WA’s groundbreaking photographic competition is back once again for budding young image makers.

MOSAIC is a mass community project which calls on anyone and everyone in WA, regardless of photographic skill, to participate.

The project explores the collective memory of Western Australians over a 24-hour period: on Saturday September 23, participants will capture a photo of their day using their smartphone, DSLR, tablet or any other photographic device available.

The images will then be used as part of the MOSAIC Exhibition, being displayed in public as a snapshot of WA life.

The photographic project received 300 registrations in 2015, a record Propel is hoping to smash this year.

“Living in this beautiful state means something different to everyone, and the MOSAIC exhibition is one of those rare opportunities where we can collectively experience everyone’s story as well as share our own,” Propel project development officer Cecile Vuaillat said. 

“All it takes is a single moment during this exhibition, to understand why a picture really is worth a thousand words.”

MOSAIC 2015 participant Isabelle Osborne said the project put a spin on community photograph collections.

“Sometimes it's nice to look at the things we do, the places we go and the way we live in a new light,” she said. 

“On this morning, I walked down to the water’s edge and took the time to appreciate what I have in this moment and how impressive where we live really is.”

MOSAIC is open to anyone willing to capture images on the day.

To register, go to the Propel Youth Arts website, propel.org.au/mosaic.