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Professor Clive Barstow

Executive Dean

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 of Arts & Humanities at Edith Cowan University, Honorary Professor of Art at the University of Shanghai Science & Technology China, Honorary Professor of Design at Guangdong Baiyun University China and global faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey USA. Prior to moving to Australia in 1992, Clive taught at Middlesex University in London and the Kent Institute of Art and Design. He trained under Eduardo Paolozzi at the University of the Arts London (Chelsea School of Art) and holds a PhD from Griffith University Australia.

Clive is a practicing artist and writer. His exhibition profile includes forty 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. Clive is President of the Australian Council of Deans & Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) and President of the newly formed Sino-Australian Artists Association. He 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 “Tomorrow is History” at the Turner Galleries Perth WA, “Giving Yesterday A Tomorrow” at the Hu Jiang Gallery Shanghai China, “Cultural Pruning” at the Meou Art Gallery M50 Art Space Shanghai and recent publications include “Encountering the Third Space:  a study of identity and hybridity through trans cultural artistic practice in Australia and China” Oxford University UK. In 2019 Clive was awarded the lifelong fellowship award by the Australian Council for University Art & Design Schools, for his outstanding contribution to art and design education in Australia.

Professional associations

  • President Australian Council of Dean and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA)
  • Member Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)
  • ECU executive Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation
  • International Australian Studies Association
  • Honorary Professor of Art University of Shanghai Science and Technology Shanghai China
  • Honorary Professor of Design Guangdong Baiyun University 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

  • 2019 - Lifelong Fellowship Award Australian Council for University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS)
  • 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

  • Cross cultural and hybrid arts practices utilising practice-led research methodologies to investigate past, present and future storytelling through the visual language of art.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, 2017.
  • Master of Arts, England, 1980.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, England, 1978.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Cunningham, C., Zhang, W., Barstow, C. (2021). Moral education in China and its critique. The Social Educator, 39(1), 3-13.
  • Barstow, C., Durey, J. (2021). At Risk: The Arts and Humanities. Journal for Liberal Arts and Sciences, 24(2), 3-27.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2020). Snow Black Angel, Colony, The Prospectors Palette. [Ceramic, Jigsaws, acrylic, Carborundum]. KE Art Gallery Shanghai China.

Conference Publications

  • Kaye, N., Barstow, C. (2019). Interlace: Inter-Institutional Engagement. 2019 ACUADS CONFERENCE: Engagement (1-13). ACUADS.

Conference Publications

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

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2017). Tomorrow is History. Turner Galleries, Perth, Australia.
  • Barstow, C. (2017). My-gration. Bursa Museum Of Migration History art Museum, Turkey.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2016). Double Click. Li Gallery Shenzhen China.
  • Barstow, C. (2016). Prune, Trim and Sever. Yunus Emre Cultural Centre – Cetin Emec Art Gallery Istanbul Turkey.

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.). Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2015). Giving Yesterday a Tomorrow (Solo Exhibition & Catalogue). Hu Jiang Gallery, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology.
  • Barstow, C. (2015). War and Piece. Spectrum Project Space, ECU.
  • Barstow, C. (2015). Home and Housed: Public Spaces, Imagined Places. Spectrum Project Space, ECU.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2014). Crime Passionnel. Spectrum Project Space.
  • Barstow, C. (2014). Anarcadia. Spectrum Project Space.
  • Barstow, C., Phillips, M., Medley, S. (2014). A dancer, an artist, a designer walk into an ambush.... inConversation. Edith Cowan University.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2013). StellrScope: A Techno-Tapestry of Art and Science. StellrScope. CSIRO.
  • Barstow, C. (2013). A Chinese Whisper. Art Gallery of University of Shanghai Science &Technology, China.
  • Barstow, C., Gates-Stuart, E. (2013). Stellrscope: the Centenary of Canberra's Science Art Exhibition. Imprint Volume 48. Print Council of Australia.
  • Barstow, C. (2013). Becoming catalogue - opening essay. Becoming.
  • Barstow, C., Jiang, J. (2013). Becoming. University of Shangai Science and Technology.

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). Inter Disciplinary.Net.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2011). food is our god. Moore's Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Perth.
  • Barstow, C. (2011). MXCVII. Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, UK.
  • Barstow, C. (2011). God Save the Queen; Liquid Lunch; Food is our God : Four digital/screen prints. Meou Art Gallery Shanghai China.
  • Barstow, C. (2011). Cultural Pruning. Cultural Pruning: 2011 Sino-Australia Invited Contemporary Print Exhibition catalogue. College of Communications & Arts, University of Shanghai Science and Technology.
  • Barstow, C. (2011). Posted. Spectrum Project Space.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2007). MMMDCCXLII, MMMDCCLXX, MMMDCIX. Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Allerding, A., Barstow, C., Blank, J., Crouch, C., Kaye, N. (2007). Identities/Hybridities. Spectrum Project Space.

Conference Publications

  • Barstow, C. (2005). The bridge between. Publication of the Conference Papers ACUADS 2005 (0). The Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools.
  • Barstow, C. (2005). The Bridge Between: Connecting Studio Pedagogy to the Indigenous Art Market. ACUADS 2005 Conference Publications (1-8). ACUADS.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2005). Clive Barstow talks to Sue Starcken about her recent work. Imprint, vol. 40 no. 2. 40. Print Council of Australia.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2004). Sarajevo International Mini Print Exhibition. Ars Aevi Musium in Brussels.
  • Barstow, C. (2004). Flags. Erbil Galleries, Istanbul Turkey.

Journal Articles

  • Davis, J., McGuire, M., Halse, S., Hamilton, D., Horwitz, P., Barstow, C., Froend, R., Lyons, M., Sim, L. (2003). What happens when you add salt: predicting impacts of secondary salinisation on shallow aquatic ecosystems using an alternative states model. Australian Journal of Botany, 51(6), 715-724.

Conference Publications

  • Barstow, C. (2003). The devil's triangle: An academic perspective on the relationship between creative, industrial and educational partners through the activities of Open Bite Australia print workshop. Partners in Learning (8 pages). Professional Development@Learning Development Services.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barstow, C. (2003). Biographical catalogue for the art collection at National d'Art Modern Centre Pompidou National Collection Paris. Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Musse National d'Art Moderne Centre Pompidou National Collection Paris.
  • Barstow, C. (2003). Hope for the Stereoscope. Fremantle Arts Centre.

Research Projects

  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Loyalty, patriotism and Chinese international students: What happens to national identity adherence when female Chinese postgraduates study in Australia?
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Dialogic collaboration across cultures: Creative encounters between an Australian painter and artists from China and surrounding South-East Asia

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Education, A/r/t + design one designer's experience as a a/r/tographer
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