The Cube’s Re-Imagine Exhibit

Disability Issues
Friday, June 26, 2015

To mark the beginning of Youth Week this year, I attended The Cube’s Re-Imagine Exhibit which was held at the Auckland Viaduct on Sunday 24 May. The Re-Imagine Exhibit was created by young people who wanted to challenge societal perceptions about disability and rebrand the disability sector to show that young people with disabilities are rock stars!

The exhibition consists of  Re-Imagined iconic album and record covers where the musicians have been replaced with young people with disabilities. There are 14 Re-Imagined album covers featuring 20 young people. These young people were ‘made-over’ by local hair and make-up artists, stylists and photographed by Calypso Paoli. Re-Imagined albums covers included Lorde, Adele, Moby, Sinead O’Conner, Queen and the Rolling Stones.

I was so impressed with the exhibit, the young people and everyone who supported the Cube to make this exhibit possibly, that I am working with The Cube to bring the Exhibit to Parliament. At the moment, the Prime Minister, Hon Nikki Kaye – Minister for Youth and I all have one of these works displayed in each of our offices and I am so excited to see this exhibition at Parliament this year. It will be open to the public and I will provide you with the details as soon as arrangements have been finalised.

Minister Wagner, Auckland Mayor Len Brown with some of the young people, Cube representatives and volunteers who gave their time to make this event possible.

Rolling Stone – Tattoo You. Featuring Kramer Hoeflich.

Adele. Featuring Lillian Porter.

Queen – Forever. Featuring Hamish Allison, Toby Hawkins, Daniel Fox and Michael Dunn.

Lorde. Featuring Lee Lee Williams.

Featuring Morgaina Matthias.