Felicity is not only an accomplished and award winning artist, but a registered psychologist. After identifying a lack of support for female artists in the industry, she decided to set about finding a way to not only provide this support but to build an empowering community of female artistic talent! Providing retreats for artists allows busy women to get away and be supported to create their art in a nourishing, supportive environment with other female artists that get it! Felicity believes that as women we do it best in community yet we often find we are isolated, unsure of ourselves and pressured to provide support for everybody else first.
There is an obvious wider change around respect for women happening in the world and women artists need to be stepping up to be part of this change! Felicity believes that learning to put your creative spirit first is the first step in bringing about true change for women artists and that’s where taking time out for a retreat is the solution!
In her role as a professional artist, she has been selected as a finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize 2016, the Blacktown Art Prize and the Hornsby Art Prize 2015. She has also been a five time finalist in the Gosford Art Prize as well as many other awards and accolades which you can read about on her art website.
Selected Group Exhibitions & solo exhibitions
2017 ‘Clouds & dirt: Australian landscapes’ Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain Sydney (Solo).
2017 ‘Clouds & dirt: Australian landscapes’ Gallery Klei, Sydney (Solo).
2017 Group show, Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain, Sydney.
2016 Group show, Art Gallery on Darling. Balmain Sydney.
2016 ‘A Social Landscape’, The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney.
2016 ‘Room for Art’, Gosford Regional Gallery.
2016 ‘The Yellow Board’, Fundraiser for The Cancer Council. The Space Gallery, Sydney.
2015 ‘Gestures’, Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill.
2015 ‘Elements’, The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney.
2015 ‘Women Beneath the surface’, Art Shine Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney.
2014 ‘Along Those Lines’, The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney.
2014 ‘4+1=1+4’ Group Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery.
2011 ‘Christmas Show’, Gallery 41, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
2011 ‘The Way We See It’, Group Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery.
2011 ‘Fresh Collections’, Group Exhibition, Wagstaffe, NSW.
2007 – 2017 Annual 5 Lands Walk and exhibition, Avoca Beach, NSW.
2007 & 2008 ‘Art for Ethiopia’, Red Door Gallery, Sydney.
2005 ‘Abstract Works’, Red Door Gallery, Sydney
2018 Finalist – Muswellbrook Art Prize.
2018, 2016 Finalist - Hunters Hill Art Prize
2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008 & 2006 Finalist - Gosford Art Prize.
2018, 2017 Kings School prize
2016 Finalist – Australian Korean Foundation Art Prize (KAAF) (Judged by John McDonald).
2015 Highly Commended - Contemporary Art Prize.
2015 Finalist - Blacktown Art Prize (Judged by Edmund Capon).
2015 Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize.
2015 Highly Commended - Art Shine Gallery, ‘Works on board’.
2012, 2000,1999 Finalist - Waverley Art Prize.
2009 Highly Commended - Art in the Vines, Hunter Valley.
2006 Awarded Commission, 75 works for Sir Norman Foster building, ‘Lumiere’, Regent Place, Sydney.
2000 Finalist - Willoughby City Contemporary Art Prize.
1999 Highly Commended - Lane Cove Art Award, Lane Cove.
Rees, J. 2016. Contemporary Art Awards: Finalist Exhibition 2015. 23 January-23 June 2016, Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, Queensland.