Aaron Claringbold


Aaron Claringbold is an emerging interdisciplinary artist currently based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Creating works that are predominantly photo-based, his practice focuses on land, land use, ecology and human presence within modern day Australia. In particular, he looks to explore the ways in which human impact and ideologies have shaped conceptions of ‘the bush’ and nature since colonisation, feeding nationalistic identities around place.

Reflecting on his positionality as a settler-descendant white Australian, Aaron is inspired by writers, thinkers, and artists making work that confronts the entanglement of ecocide and genocide, and the social process that engender them. He has a particular interest in practices that centre place-based bonding and responsibility, and that complicate the myriad of essentialisms underpinning the Australian Colonial Project.

This residency is supported by Creative Victoria through Regional Arts Victoria and the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative.