The IHC Art Awards are open to all New Zealanders with an intellectual disability, aged 13 or over, regardless of whether they use IHC, IDEA or Choices NZ services.
This year's event will be 'contactless' with online judging and artworks sold on Trademe. Unfortunately, there will be no gala event this year.
1 August 2020 - Entries open
11 September 2020 - Entries close
2 November 2020 - People's Choice Award voting opens
13 November 2020 - People's Choice Award voting closes
The 30 finalists will be selected at the end of October and will be announced early November.
Click here for the IHC Art Awards 2020 Terms and conditions.
2020 IHC Art Awards judges
Otis Frizzell is an artist with a diverse, irrepressible talent and colourful personality. He has maintained a high profile for nearly twenty years, bringing the same appealing combination of energy, humour and raw talent to all his work regardless of the medium.
Some places you’ll find Otis’ art are; ARTIS Gallery in Parnell, Saatchi and Saatchi offices, IE Music in London, KFC packaging, Breast Cancer t-shirts, Grand Prix racing cars, Playstation advertisements, TV2 advertisements and on the record sleeves of pop artists such as Che Fu, Tiki Taane and Fat Freddy’s Drop.
Boh Runga is a dynamic creative force whose creation flows from the stage to the streets.
Boh carved out a successful pop career fronting chart-topping, multi award-winning band Stellar*, as well as a solo album.
Boh is a celebrated jewellery designer, with more than ten years at the helm of Boh Runga Jewellery Bohtique.
Boh’s creative partnerships outside of music include a make-up product launched by Shisedo under her name, a Monarch butterfly inspired rug for Designer Rugs ‘Kiwi Icon’ collection that greets guests at the ANZ head office in Auckland, and Boh Runga Jewellery sharing the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week with Juliette Hogan in 2008 and Kathryn Wilson in 2011.
Tim Walker is an Auckland-based arts and culture consultant.
After three decades in the art gallery sector (as fine arts curator at Waikato Museum, senior art curator at National Art Gallery/Te Papa and director at The Dowse) he set up his own company and now works with arts organisations, government departments, local government, iwi and tourism operators throughout New Zealand.
Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet – IHC Art Awards Ambassador
Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, is co-founder of internationally acclaimed fashion house WORLD. Denise has been involved with the IHC Art Awards since 2009 and became an Ambassador in 2016, something she is very honoured to do.
In 2009 she met an artist through the Art Awards, and has employed this lady part time in WORLD's Head Office since then. "It is about supporting people in whatever way you can. They give back so much more than you could ever imagine, we have learnt so much from Jojo," Denise says.
WORLD loves IHC
Four pieces of chosen art work from the 2019 IHC Art Awards have been reproduced on reusable bags to be sold throughout New Zealand. Profits will go to the artists and IHC Art Awards.
These bags are available to view and purchase on the WORLD website.
The Holdsworth Charitable Trust
IHC would like to acknowledge and thank the Holdsworth Charitable Trust for once again generously supporting the IHC Art Awards in 2020. The Holdsworth Charitable Trust has been the major sponsor of the IHC Art Awards since 2014 and IHC is extremely proud of the long association between the Holdsworth Charitable Trust and the IHC Art Awards.