About Us

Arts and Craft Supplies - Galy O'Connor is dedicated to bring the arts and crafts to your home in an affordable efficient manner. A unique online shop for art and craft lovers – supplies for the professionals and amateurs, children and adults

Our founder Galy O’Connor was a fit and active mother of six until she fell ill.  She spent long periods in hospital undergoing numerous operations and treatments. While in hospital and convalescing, she discovered the profound and therapeutic process of creativity through arts and crafts to keep her focus intact and spirits up.  As a result of this and her fascination for the ‘tools of the (arts) trade’, she not only used the various mediums but also began to sell art supplies online in Australia. 

Galy's Story

The store started out as a reaction to a situation. I have peritoneal mesothelioma, asbestos poisoning.

I found myself after 7 years of serious illness, 17 major operations addicted to morphine to combat extreme pain.

Whilst ill I discovered the arts and crafts which helped me through the darkest hours of suffering and isolation and now well, of morphine and happy I still turn to my beloved arts and crafts for enjoyment and inspiration.

I am based in Sydney Australia.

I am a personal trainer

Mother of six children

And owner of two beautiful golden retrievers.

I support various charities through my sales to help others combat addiction and for cancer research especially that of Prof David Morris who is the leader in the field peritoneal cancers.

As of 27th February (seven years since my diagnosis) I am dedicated this site to Prof David Morris - a unique Dr who with the help of a committed team work tirelessly to save lives. 10% of all profits will be going to the David Morris Cancer Research Fund

I pride our business for its quality products, customer service, quick response and turn around time this a reflection for our passion for the clients, the products and the mediums ability to enhance peoples life.

An online arts and crafts supplies shop in Australia with brand names such as Fabre Castel, Spectrum Noir, Altenew, Ranger, Dylusion, Avery Elle, Becky Higgins Simon Says, Dyan Reaveley, Tim Holtz, Prima Marketing, Echo Park, Darkroom Doors, Brutus Monroe, American Craft, Couture Creations, Crafters Companion, Dina Wakley, Gelli Art, Heidi Swapp, Hero Arts, Imagine, Honey Bee, Kaiser Craft, Penny Black, Lawn Fawn, Dreamweaver, Memory Box, My Favourite Thing, Reverse Confetti, Sizzix, Paper Artsy, FIskars, Spellbinder, Concord and 9th, Gerda Steiner, Tsukineko, Stampers Anonymous, Stamping Bella, My Favourite Things and many others.