CV, Marcelle Mansour, OAM

Marcelle Mansour, OAM, CV

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Honours, Awards  for Artistic Excellence

*    2022,  ArtTour International Top 60 Masters Award (ATIM), The Oscars for the Visual Arts”.

*   2022,  ArtTour International, Winner of ATIM Collector’s Choice Award, New York, NY. 

*   2022, Voices of Tomorrow, International Art Award, by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. 

*   2021,  Certificate of Excellence, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Art Review Magazine Contest.

*   2021,  Honourable Mention Award of Artistic Excellence, All Women International Juried Exh. 

 *   2021,  Honourable Mention Award of Artistic Excellence, SnapShot International Juried Exh.

*   2017,  Medal  of Order of Australia (OAM), Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to visual, literary arts and Community.


Multidisciplinary Sydney-based Australian Artist, Painter, Light Artist, Fine Art Photographer, Digital Artist, Poet, Author, bilingual Writer, Journalist Contributor, and Peace Ambassador.


2014       Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia.

2012       Master of Studio Arts (MSA), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia.

1977       Bachelor of Arts (BA) English Language & Literature, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


  • Freelance Visual Artist, Community Artist, Bilingual Writer & Journalist Contributor.
  • Foreign Correspondent, Satellite Television Network, Sydney, Australia.
  • Radio Programs Presenter, Ethnic Community Media, Sydney, Australia.
  • Administration Service Officer, Commonwealth Public Service, NSW, Australia.
  • Administration Service Officer, Private Sector, NSW, Australia.
  • Airlines Hostess, Kuwait Airways, Kuwait.
  • School Teacher, Catholic School, Kuwait.


2022       Modern Art Masters in Complex du Louvre Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.


2021       XIII Florence Biennale, major contemporary art and design exhibition, Florence, Italy

2021       Visual Art Open (VAO) International Art Exhibition, London, United Kingdom

2021       VAA International Online Art Exhibition 2021, London, United Kingdom

2021       SnapShot International Online Juried Art Exhibition. J. Mane Gallery

2021       3rd All Women International Online Juried Art Exhibition. J. Mane Gallery

2020       Art in Transition 2020, SeeMe, International Art Show, New York City, United States

2020       Art Takes Armory 2020, “She Persisted”,  NYC, United States

2019       Contemporary Venice 2019, Itsliquid , The Room Contemporary Art Space, Italy

2019       ChaShaMa Gala, Manhattan, OneSelf, New York City, United States

2019       Affordable Art Fair, Her Story, Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, NYC, United States

2018       Art Takes Soho, Digital Art, Volume 2, Social Channels, NYC, United States

2018       Lens Culture Art Photography Awards 2018 (Fine Arts Series), Editors’ Pick, NYC, USA

2018       PDN Curator Awards, Eight Annual Exposure Award, NYC, United States

2018       The Eight Annual Exposure Award, SeeM, New York City, United States

2018       21st Biennale of Sydney 2018, Superposition, Equilibrium & Engagement, Sydney, Aus

2017       The Manhattan Art Fair for Frieze Art Week, Chelsea, New York City, United States

2015       Louvre Museum, Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award, Louvre, Paris, France

2014       Year in Review 2013 Competition Group Show, Armory Week, New York City, USA

2013       Mixed Media, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi Beach, Australia

2011       Elemental, Light in Spiritual Monochrome, Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Australia

1998       Arabmade, group exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool, Australia

1997       International Women’s Day, the Atrium, Gallery, ABC Ultimo Centre, Australia

1993       On the Other Hand, S.H. Ervin Gallery, works auctioned by Sotheby, The Rocks

1993       Women’s Strength, International Women’s Day, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University

1993       The Arts of Sydney, Combined Arts Societies, Sydney Opera House, Australia

PREVIOUS SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS / Artist Talks / Poetry Performance / Seminars (selected)

2017       Discover the Power of Super Consciousness, the Corner Gallery, Stanmore, Australia

2016       Treasure Forever, Portraits, International Day of Tolerance, Art Space, Chatswood

2016       Instrument for Just Peace, Exhibition and Seminar, Parliament of New South Wales

2015       Art, Light and World Peace, UN International Year of Light (IYL), Parliament of NSW

2014       Threshold, Mary MacKillop Museum, UN International Year of Light (IYL), North Sydney

1998       Shifting Waves, art exhibition of Australia Portraits and book launch, NSW Parliament 

1997       Images of Wisdom, Australian Museum, Art Exhibition of illustrated Sayings, Sydney


1998-2016            Portraits for Various Australian prominent personalities, NSW, Australia

Past – Present    Book cover design and illustrations for Australian Arabic Speaking authors

1997                       Painting, Liverpool Hospital Arts Program, CCU Unit, NSW, Australia

1997                       Mural, Australian Palestinian Club (APC), 4×3 metre, Wall painting, Sydney

1995                       Artwork Design, Cardiovascular Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW

1994                       Street Sense, RTA Road Safety Calendar Artwork. International Year of family 

1986                       The Crown of Jesus, painting holy icon for St George Antiochian Cathedral, Redfern


2022       ArtTour International Top 60 Masters Award, “The Oscars for the Visual Arts”, NY, USA 

2021       Short listed out of 2500 International Artists entries, Visual Art Open (VAO), London, UK

2021       Certificate of Excellence, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Art Review Magazine Contest.

2021       Honourable Mention of Artistic Excellence Award, SnapShot International Juried Exh.

2021       Honourable Mention of Artistic Excellence Award, All Women International Juried Exh.

2017       Medal of Order of Australia (OAM), Queen’s Birthday Honours, visual and literary arts

2016       Awarded a Presidential Award from H. E. the President of the Motherland

2015       Nominated for the 2016 Australian of the Year Award, Australia’s Local Hero, Sydney

2015       Nominated for a 2015 Pride of Australia Medal, Fair Go medal category, Sydney

2015       Ambassador of Peace Award, UN International Year of Light (IYL), Sydney, Australia

1993       Won the Prize for the International Women’s Day, Poster Design competition, Sydney

1993       Commended Painting, Arts of Sydney, Combined Arts Societies, Sydney Opera House

1988       Won the Prize for Bicentenary An-Nahar Australian Literary Newspaper Competition


  • Over the years, Marcelle Mansour received many Community awards, certificates of appreciation and medals from various Australian Arabic speaking community organizations of arts and cultural heritage.
  • 1995, Marcelle received the ‘Gibran Khalil Gibran’s Medal’ on behalf of the renowned Vocalist, Fairouz, in Lebanon.
  • 1996, awarded the ‘Role Model’ acknowledgement by Universal Women for the ethnic communities on cultural aspects.


  • St George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Redfern, NSW
  • Liverpool Hospital, CCU Unit, Liverpool, NSW
  • Embassy of the State of Palestine, Canberra
  • Oceania Peace Embassy, UPF, Chippendale, NSW
  • Ethnic Communications (ETCOM), NSW.
  • Avicenum, A professional clinical psychology, NSW
  • Australian Medical Council for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
  • Ghossayn Group, Chipping Norton, NSW.
  • Al Mustqbal (The Future) Australian Lebanese and Arabic Newspaper, NSW
  • Viscona Pty Ltd – Engineering Consultants & Services, NSW.
  • Transways Group Australia, NSW Association.


Guest Speaker in various occasions of Artistic, Literal, Poetic and Cultural events.


  • Featured in English and Arabic Media including books, press release, newspapers, magazines, Radio and SBS T.V.
  • Featured on Art Magazines (Print) including the Australian Artist (AUS) Artist Portfolio (USA) and Artist Talk (UK).
  • Featured in online virtual galleries including SAATCHI ART, ITSLQUID, SeeMe, Bluethumb and Circle Foundation, and Contemporary Art Curator.


2014 – Published Thesis of Research Paper and Creative Artwork, The University of Sydney. (MFA), online published.

1998 – Published Shifting Waves book, ISBN 0 646 35929 0 in English including sections of Paintings, Poetry and Biographies.

1998 – Present – Published bilingual Literary /Analytical and Journalistic works in Print and Online media.


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