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Tape art on the walls of the Central Library, Wellington

Above: Team work, fun and new skills is what the tape art workshop brought to Disability Pride Week 2017. New Zealand tape artists Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby worked with disabled artists to create murals depicting the artists’ interpretation of Disability Pride.

Our vision is for Aotearoa New Zealand to be a place where we as disabled people feel proud of ourselves and our country; where disability is seen as part of the social and cultural landscape. 

Disability Pride Week is a national event that celebrates our common humanity. Here, we share our stories and creativity through a range of activities to show that we are also citizens. 

Disabled people make up 25 percent (1.1 million) of the New Zealand population. "We are New Zealand’s largest minority group and its time to claim our place in society – one where we are included, visible and valued," says Nick Ruane, event co-convenor with Rachel Noble.



Tape art, Ngao Taonga Sound & VisionTAPE ART: One of the tape art murals on the walls of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Mayor Justin Lester and Nick RuaneMAYOR'S AMBITION: Mayor Justin Lester and Disability Pride Week co-convenor Noick Ruane. 

Erin Gough and Paula Tesoriero at Disability Pride Day on 3 DecemberDISABILITY RIGHTS: Erin Gough and Paula Tesoriero celebrate the Disability Pride Week in Wellington on 3 December.

Trish Harris reads during the Drip the Lit events in WellingtonPOETRY READING: Trish Harris reads during the Crip the Lit event in Wellington

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