Talented artists

Discover and purchase artwork created by people with intellectual disabilities.

About the IHC Art Awards

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

Find out more

Online IHC Art Awards gallery

Explore the captivating collection of this year's 493 Art Awards entries in our online gallery. Please note any unsold artworks are no longer available for purchase.

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Erena Wylie's earrings

Erena, who placed third in the IHC Art Awards 2023 with “Korowai Tui Cloak”, sells her amazing recycled tyre inner earrings online. These can be purchased online on the Maorilands Hub website.

Four pairs of feather earrings

Galleries to visit

If you would like to view or purchase artwork produced by people with intellectual disabilities, below are some suggested studios and galleries to visit.

Kāpiti Art Studio

Kāpiti Art Studio is an accessible, inclusive, creative space where people who face participation barriers to the arts can express themselves creatively and connect with others in the wider community. We are a not for profit organisation umbrella'd by Kāpiti Impact Trust.



Whanganui Creative Space (WCS)

WCS is a free community art studio, with a focus on art for well-being.


The White Room Creative Space

The White Room Creative Space was developed in 2014 in response to a growing need to foster and develop the creative talent of people supported by SkillWise. With its own dedicated creative space, it has become an exciting and successful place where artists can explore and showcase their artistic potential.


Sandz Gallery

Sandz Gallery, located in Frankton Village Hamilton, holds exhibitions of visual artists from the wider community as well as the work of the artists who attend their studio sessions.




Studio2 is a small art studio for people with disabilities located in Ōtepoti/Dunedin. We provide a supportive space where people can explore their creativity through a variety of processes and mediums.



Winners of the IHC Art Awards 2023

First place

Max Hinds-Brown
The Red Chair

Second place

Courtney Youens
My Dad

Third place

Erena Wylie
Korowai Tui Cloak

Youth Award

Ryko McAvoy-Hope

L’affare People’s Choice Award

Manaia Matakatea
Grocery List