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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.
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.