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Professor Clive Barstow


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6239, Mobile: 0488 914 129, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML18.212
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6239  
Mobile: 0488 914 129  
Facsimile: (61 8)  9370 6667  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML18.212  


Clive is the Head of School of Communications and Arts in the Faculty of Education and Arts.


Professor Clive Barstow is Head of School of Communications and Arts 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.

Staff Qualifications

  • 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

  • Zhang, Y., Barstow, C., (2011), Encountering the Third Space: a study of identity and hybridity through trans-cultural artistic practice in Australia and China. Proceedings of the Global Conference on Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues, 1-8, Mansfield College Oxford University UK.

Creative Works

  • 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., (2014), Anarcadia. Translations of Space, Spectrum Project Space.
  • Barstow, C., (2013), Becoming catalogue - opening essay. Becoming , Art Gallery of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.
  • Barstow, C., (2013), StellrScope: A Techno-Tapestry of Art and Science. StellrScope, Australia.
  • Barstow, C., Gates-Stuart, E., (2013), Stellrscope: the Centenary of Canberra's Science Art Exhibition. Imprint Volume 48, Australia.
  • Barstow, C., (2013), A Chinese Whisper. Becoming, Art Gallery of University of Shanghai Science &Technology, China.
  • Barstow, C., (2011), MXCVII. Global Echo, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, UK.
  • Barstow, C., (2011), God Save the Queen; Liquid Lunch; Food is our God : Four digital/screen prints. Cultural Pruning 2011 Sino-Australia Invited Contemporary Print Exhibition, Meou Art Gallery Shanghai China.
  • Barstow, C., (2011), Cultural Pruning. Cultural Pruning: 2011 Sino-Australia Invited Contemporary Print Exhibition catalogue, Shanghai, China.
  • Barstow, C., (2011), food is our god. Thinking Print, Moore's Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Perth.
  • Barstow, C., Jiang, J., (2013), Becoming. Becoming, University of Shangai Science and Technology.
  • Barstow, C., (2011), Posted. Posted: Donna Franklin, Nathan Peake, Sally Stewart & Tahly Stotzer , Spectrum Project Space.
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