Art Activators

75% of art graduate students are female 35% of female artists are represented in galleries and museums. (Elvis Richardson, ‘Women count in the art world’ 2014). Without the right support, you will become one of the many unknown female artists that deserve more. My mission is to flip those statistics one artist at a time.

Go from blank canvas to a successful exhibition in as little as 3 months

Create better and more successful work

Care and connect with a supportive and like minded online community



"I want to let you know what an incredible difference you have made for me. I am so appreciative of your guidance and support over the last 2 years, it has been transformative. Your work is so worthwhile and important, thank you"

Weekly live group calls

Private members only Facebook group for accountability and conversation

Regular masterclasses with leaders in their field

Support with setting and planning your artist goals

Exhibit your work with exciting, exclusive gallery opportunities

Felicity  O' Connor
Felicity O' Connor

About the instructor

Felicity is not only an accomplished and award winning artist, but a registered psychologist and art mentor. After identifying a lack of support for female artists in the industry, she decided to establish her own mentoring program to not only provide this support but build an empowering community of female artistic talent. 

The Activator Program provides budding female artists with insider knowledge, educational material, resources and an enriching community of which all members can participate in. Felicity holds regular live group discussions and records podcasts for her community to access and utilise. Additionally, there are opportunities to members to exhibit, showcase and sell their own pieces.

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.

Art Awards

2018    Finalist – Muswellbrook Art Prize.
2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008 & 2006  Finalist - Gosford Art Prize.
2016     Finalist – Australian Korean Foundation Art Prize (KAAF)  (Judged by John McDonald).
2016 Finalist - Hunters Hill Art Prize.
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’. 


Rees, J. 2016. Contemporary Art Awards: Finalist Exhibition 2015. 23 January-23 June 2016, Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, Queensland.