2022 IHC Art Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 IHC Art Awards

First place

Mark Warner, Meeting

Second place

Sarah Holton, Serious Strokes

Third place

Emma White, Portrait of Lorde

Youth Award and People's Choice Award

Helena Brocklebank, Angry

IHC Art Award Winners

The winners are:

  • $5,000 First Place Winner - Mark Warner from Auckland with his drawing titled 'Meeting'
  • $3,000 Second Place Winner - Sarah Holton from Auckland with her ink artwork titled 'Serious Strokes'
  • $2,000 Third Place Winner - Emma White from Hamilton with her acrylic painting titled 'Portrait of Lorde'
  • $1,500 Youth Award Winner - Helena Brocklebank from Kāpiti with her drawing titled 'Angry'
  • $2,000 L'affare People's Choice Award - Helena Brocklebank from Kāpiti with her drawing titled 'Angry'




Our judging panel 

Thank you to our judging panel for the 2022 Art Awards: 

Libby Hunsdale

Libby Hunsdale is a trailblazer in her work as an actor and model. She starred in the 2021 film Poppy and was the first lead actor to play a woman with Down Syndrome in a feature film in New Zealand.

Simon Lewis Wards

Simon Lewis Wards is an Auckland-based sculptor. He works predominantly in ceramics and cast glass and is best known for his playful interpretations of iconic New Zealand candy.

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is the Chief Executive of the Student Volunteer Army, former Young New Zealander of the Year and most recently won the prestigious High-Tech Award for ‘Impact for Good’ with the SVA for their work during COVID-19.

The IHC Art Awards provides artists with an intellectual disability the opportunity to have their talent recognised, their voices heard and to sell their work.

IHC Art Awards Ambassador

Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet is the co-founder of the highly acclaimed fashion house WORLD which was established in 1989 with Francis Hooper in Auckland.

Her love of the arts saw her first judge the IHC Art Awards in 2009, she then went onto become the IHC Art Awards Ambassador in 2017 and was made Patron of IHC New Zealand in 2022.

Our sponsors

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 2021.

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.


Beloved New Zealand coffee business, L’affare, is the generous sponsor of the L’affare People’s Choice Award.

L’affare first became involved with the awards in 2020 when they hosted a special exhibition of top artworks in their flagship roastery and café in Wellington.

IHC is grateful for their support of the IHC Art Awards and of artists with intellectual disabilities.