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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  


Clive is the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.


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. He is Vice President of the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts, Australia’s peak body for arts education. 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 “Giving Yesterday a Tomorrow” at the Hu Jiang Gallery Shanghai China, “Cultural Pruning” at the Meou Art Gallery Shanghai China and “Tomorrow is History” at the Turner Gallery Perth. His 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 for his contribution to art and design education in Australia.

Professional Associations

  • Vice President 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
  • International Australian Studies Association
  • 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)

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.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, 2017.
  • 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

  • Adams, L., Barstow, C., Uhlmann, P., (2017), What is ERA really measuring?. ACUADS 2016: Adaptation, 12p., ACUADS.
  • Barstow, C., (2017), Towards Trialectic Space: An Experiment in Cultural Misunderstanding and Dis-orientation. ACUADS 2016: Adaptation, 18p., ACUADS.
  • 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, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C., (2017), My-gration. MIGRATION and EMPATHY, Bursa Museum Of Migration History art Museum, Turkey, Reyhani Akan.
  • Barstow, C., (2017), Tomorrow is History. Tomorrow is History, Turner Galleries, Perth, Australia.
  • Barstow, C., (2016), Prune, Trim and Sever. Fraternity and Aesthetics in World Art, Yunus Emre Cultural Centre – Cetin Emec Art Gallery Istanbul Turkey, Reyhani Akan.
  • Barstow, C., (2016), Double Click. Double Click: International Exchange Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Li Gallery Shenzhen China, Peng Jie.
  • Barstow, C., (2015), Home and Housed: Public Spaces, Imagined Places., Spectrum Project Space, ECU.
  • Barstow, C., (2015), War and Piece. Third Space, 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), Crime Passionnel. Of Spears and Pruning Hooks II, Spectrum Project Space, Sue Starken.
  • Barstow, C., (2014), Anarcadia. Translations of Space, Spectrum Project Space, Amanda Allerding.
  • Barstow, C., Phillips, M., Medley, S., (2014), A dancer, an artist, a designer walk into an ambush... inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Barstow, C., Gates-Stuart, E., (2013), Stellrscope: the Centenary of Canberra's Science Art Exhibition. Imprint Volume 48, Australia, Print Council of 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, CSIRO.
  • Barstow, C., Jiang, J., (2013), Becoming. Becoming, University of Shangai Science and Technology.

Research Student Supervision

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  A/r/t + Design One Designer's Experience As A A/r/tographer
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