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For Kids

Gosford Regional Gallery has opportunites for kids throughout the year, including after school term classes, school holiday workshops, the Star Kids Competition which is sponsored by Star 104.5, and our annual About Face children's portrait prize.

In addition we have free kids activities available including the children's art space on the foyer verandah and free craft during the school holidays. Feeding the koi fish in the Edogawa Commemorative Garden is also a favourite activity for families.

Star Kids

The Star Kids Competition has been running since 2019 and is proudly sponsored by Star 104.5. Closing dates are typically at the end of each school holidays and each competition has a theme. Past themes have been: My Pet, My Favourite Food, Spring, Holidays etc. 


Children under the age of 14 years are invited to submit their original artwork relating to each Star Kids Compeition theme for their chance to win one of two art packs from the Gallery. The artwork must be A3 in size and can be a painting or drawing. Names and contact numbers are to be written on the back, and artworks should be dropped off, or posted to the Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb Street East Gosford NSW 2250, by the closing date. All artworks will be displayed in the Star Kids Gallery at the Gosford Regional Gallery for several months. Winners will be notified after the closing date. 


Check back with us regularly via our social media pages for themes and closing dates of each Star Kids Competition.

About Face

About Face is the Gosford Regional Gallery's annual junior portrait prize held over December - January each year and is an exciting opportunity for budding young artists between the ages of 5 and 18. 

Portraits should be of a person who is special to you - someone who is known to you and plays a significant role in your life. We encourage you to draw the portrait ‘from life’ and that your subject has a ‘sitting’ for their portrait. A prize pool of $1000 is available.

The competition will be judged by artist Jocelyn Maughan and the Gallery Curator based on merit and originality. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category. Each prizewinner will receive a giftcard courtesy of the Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation.

To enter go to, entries close 11 Decemebr 2023