The Gold Museum will host Aaron Claringbold’s exhibition, Bag(h)dad, during the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Aaron’s work explores ideas of cultural constructions, responsibility and conflict in a modern Australian setting.

Image from Bagdad, Tasmania (Photo: Aaron Claringbold)

Image from Bagdad, Tasmania (Photo: Aaron Claringbold)

Shot in and around the town of Bagdad, Tasmania, this collection of photographs hints at an uncomfortable mood, observing and alluding to micro-conflicts within a quintessentially Australian landscape.

Image from Bagdad, Tasmania (Photo: Aaron Claringbold)

Image from Bagdad, Tasmania (Photo: Aaron Claringbold)

Through his representation of this town and the ideas it can evoke, Aaron creates a sense of distance, isolation and unease.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale is on from Saturday 22 August until Sunday 20 September, 2015.

Written by Aaron Claringbold and Snjez Cosic, Gold Museum Curator.

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