Since 2004 the IHC Art Awards have offered a platform to showcase the artistic talents of New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities. Artists are welcomed to submit works using a range of media including paint, wool, clay, papier-mâché and wood.
Entries are open to New Zealanders aged 13 and over who have intellectual disabilities or intellectual disabilities and autism, regardless of whether they use IHC, IDEA Services or Choices NZ services or not. In recent years, new awards have been introduced, including the L’affare People’s Choice Award.
IHC provides services for New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities, supporting them to lead satisfying lives in the community. The IHC Art Awards are a highlight of the annual calendar, made possible with the long-standing support of the Holdsworth Charitable Trust. The four artworks selected for the stamp collection are by Matthew Tonkin, Katie McMillan, Malachi Oldridge and Charlize Wilson - the past four winners of the L’affare People’s Choice Award.
Date of issue: 6 July 2022