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. 

Aaron also works collaboratively with Rebecca McCauley.

Living and working on unceded Wurundjeri and Boonwurung land. 


Currently in Residence for Tidal Feb 14 - 25th with Rebecca McCauley, Eliki Read, and Jack Mitchell 


Leisuretime 1 with Rebecca McCauley – presented by Next Wave

Artist in Residence at Atelier Noua in Bodø, Norway June 2021 (Postponed)


Tending to the Garden INTERVIEW

Live From the Field 2  KINGS Artist-Run

Der Grief Artist Feature and Guest Blog

Phases Magazine

Using Format