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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.

Research Student Supervision

  • PhD Dialogic Collaboration Across Cultures: Creative encounters between an Australian painter and artists from China and surrounding South-East Asia
  • PhD Loyalty, Patriotism and Chinese International Students: What happens to national identity adherence when female Chinese postgraduates study in Australia?


  • 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

  • Kaye, N., Barstow, C., (2019), Interlace: Inter-Institutional Engagement. 2019 ACUADS CONFERENCE: Engagement, 1-13, online, ACUADS.
  • 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., (2020), Snow Black Angel, Colony, The Prospectors Palette. Encounters, KE Art Gallery Shanghai China, Zhou Peisheng.
  • Barstow, C., (2017), Tomorrow is History. Tomorrow is History, Turner Galleries, Perth, Australia.
  • Barstow, C., (2017), My-gration. MIGRATION and EMPATHY, Bursa Museum Of Migration History art Museum, Turkey, Reyhani Akan.
  • 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.

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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