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 at the RMIT Photo Futures Lab with Rebecca McCauley

Participant in The Camera as Political Apparatus : an Unromantic Take on Documentary Practice  online workshop with

Double Dummy Studio

Hero(es) showing as part of recess presents at ACE open
8 May - 28 Jul


Leisuretime 1 as part of Next Wave 2020 (Postponed) with Rebecca McCauley 

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