ABOUT

Aaron Chapman (b. 1990) is a photographer and writer from the Gold Coast, Australia. After several years travelling and working abroad, he returned to the Gold Coast to complete a Bachelor Arts at Griffith University. This return home marked the start of his focused storytelling practice and its ongoing development. Chapman now poetically engages the two mediums of photography and writing to create a more intimate sense of place. Currently, he is working on long-term projects documenting his hometown by considering how, as a tourist city, its subcultures and associated stereotypes influence the perception of those who live there permanently.

 

CONTACT

(+61) 0406 500 776
hello@aaron-chapman.com

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018 - The Rest Is West. The Walls Art Space. Collaboration with HOTA. Gold Coast.
2018 - Surface Architecture / Parallel City (Super Souvenir). Edge - Australian Institute of Architecture Conference. Gold Coast.
2018 - June Exhibition. Left Bank Gallery. Gold Coast.
2018 - LANDSCAPE / LANDSCOPE. The Walls Art Space. Gold Coast.
2018 - Concrete Poetry. Head On Photo Festival 2018. Four Six Eight Cafe. Sydney.
2018 - Parallel City (Super Souvenir). Bleach Festival + Festival 2018. Gold Coast.

2016 - OPEN NIGHT. Maverick Hair & Art Space. Gold Coast.

 

AWARDS

2017 - Chromatic Awards International Color Photography Contest, Cityscapes Category, Honourable Mention
2017 - Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2017, Art Category, Highly Commended for 'Concrete Poetry'
2017 - The Independent Photographer Color Photography Award, Editor's Pick

2016 - Lomography Breaking Boundaries Award, Winner
2016 - Gold Coast Open House Photography Competition, Finalist

2015 - Griffith University School of Humanities Writing Prize

COMMISSIONS

2018 — Re:membering by Umwelt Collective. Supported by RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund).
2018 — Super Souvenir for Edge AIA Conference.
2018 — LENS 2018.

2017/2018 — Super Souvenir for Bleach Festival / Festival 2018.

COLLECTIONS

HOTA (Home of the Arts) Collection.
Private collections  in Australia, Germany & United States.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018 — Aaron Chapman, Local Artist. Festival 2018.
2018 — Parallel City [2018]. Super Souvenir.

2016 — Into the mind of: Aaron Chapman. Nouvelle Vague.
2016 — Blank and Blue. Blank GC.

 

COMMUNITY

2018 - Vintage Film Photography with Aaron Chapman. ArtLab. HOTA.
2018 - Snap Your Southport Photography Competition hosted by Australia Fair. Guest judge.
2018 - The Digital Souvenir, Photography Workshop. Gold Coast Student Hub.