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Professor Clive Barstow

Executive Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6239, Mobile: 0488 914 129, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML10.103
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6239
Mobile: 0488 914 129
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6667
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML10.103  



Professor Clive Barstow is Executive Dean, School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, Honorary Professor of Art at the University of Shanghai Science and Technology China and global faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey USA. Prior to moving to Australia, Clive taught at Middlesex University in London and the Kent Institute of Art and Design.

Clive is a practicing artist and writer. His exhibition profile includes thirty years of international exhibitions, artist residencies and publications in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. His work is held in a number of collections, including the Musse National d'Art Modern Pompidou Centre Paris and the British Council USA and he currently holds executive membership of the Printmakers Council of Australia and the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools. Clive is also Director of the Open Bite Australia Print Workshop, which encourages the development of printmaking within a number of local indigenous communities.

His recent exhibitions include “Cultural Pruning” at the Meou Art Gallery Shanghai China and recent publications include “Encountering the Third Space: a study of indentity and hybridity through trans cultural artistic practice in Australia and China” Oxford University UK. In 2005 Clive was awarded the distinguished teaching award by the Australian Council for University Art and Design Schools, Australia’s peak body for creative arts teaching and research for his contribution to art and design education in Australia.

Professional Associations

  • Member Australian Council of Dean and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA)
  • Member Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)
  • Member advisory board Agideas Design Foundation Victoria
  • Higher Education Advisory Committee WA (HEAC)
  • ECU executive Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation
  • Executive member Printmakers Council of Australia
  • Honorary Professor University of Shanghai Science and Technology Shanghai China
  • Global Faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey USA
  • Director of Open Bite Australia Print Workshop
  • The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) Executive Member

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2011 - Certificate of Excellence in Creative Arts Research ECU
  • 2005 - Distinguished Teaching Award The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)
  • 2001 - ECU Vice-Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Award

Research Areas and Interests

Hybrid arts practices in relation to diaspora and inter-cultural collaboration, with a focus on social construction through play. His arts practice involves exhibiting as a visual artist and through research publications examining cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary arts.


  • Master of Arts, England, 1980.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, England, 1978.


Recent Research Grants

  • In Conversation: Investigating the creative benefits and challenges of collaboration across disciplines and art-forms,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014 - 2015,  $23,224.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Conference Publications

  • Uhlmann, P., Barstow, C., (2015), Embodied Learning: Towards new models for engaging with art within the University. Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference 2014: The Future of the Discipline, 12p., Online.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C., (2016), Prune, Trim and Sever. Fraternity and Aesthetics in World Art, Yunus Emre Cultural Centre ? Cetin Emec Art Gallery Istanbul Turkey.
  • Barstow, C., (2016), Double Click. Double Click: International Exchange Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Li Gallery Shenzhen China.
  • Barstow, C., (2015), War and Piece. Third Space, Spectrum Project Space, ECU.
  • Barstow, C., (2015), Home and Housed: Public Spaces, Imagined Places., Spectrum Project Space, ECU.
  • Barstow, C., (2015), Giving Yesterday a Tomorrow (Solo Exhibition & Catalogue). New jigsaws of social construction, Hu Jiang Gallery, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology.
  • Barstow, C., (2014), Anarcadia. Translations of Space, Spectrum Project Space.
  • Barstow, C., Phillips, M., Medley, S., (2014), A dancer, an artist, a designer walk into an ambush... inConversation, Spectrum Project Space.
  • Barstow, C., (2014), Crime Passionnel. Of Spears and Pruning Hooks II, Spectrum Project Space.
  • Barstow, C., Gates-Stuart, E., (2013), Stellrscope: the Centenary of Canberra's Science Art Exhibition. Imprint Volume 48, Australia.
  • Barstow, C., (2013), Becoming catalogue - opening essay. Becoming , Art Gallery of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.
  • Barstow, C., (2013), A Chinese Whisper. Becoming, Art Gallery of University of Shanghai Science &Technology, China.
  • Barstow, C., (2013), StellrScope: A Techno-Tapestry of Art and Science. StellrScope, Australia.
  • Barstow, C., Jiang, J., (2013), Becoming. Becoming, University of Shangai Science and Technology.
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