Eugene Howard is an independent artist and arts worker, he is Artistic Director/CEO of Residency Projects Inc., a Not-for-profit arts and cultural organisation co-founded in 2017 with artist Kate Hill. Eugene works across various mediums looking into ideas around care, custodianship and place. He has been involved in numerous inter-disciplinary projects as both an artist, administrator and producer.
Through Residency Projects Inc. he has worked in partnership with the Victorian State Government, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria, and various Local Government Authorities and cultural organisations. He is currently developing a major new multi-use, permanent arts and cultural center on the outskirts of Melbourne, the 'Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters Residency Centre', launching in 2020.
Eugene sits on the Testing Grounds Board, and since 2017 has sat on Nillumbik Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee, steering the development and delivery of the Council’s Arts & Cultural Strategy (2018-2022). He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), RMIT University and has undertaken scholarship with the New York Studio School in Italy. As an artist, Eugene has exhibited internationally and is held in both private and institutional collections including RMIT, Maroondah City Council and Abbotsford Convent Foundation, amongst others.

Archive log

Nillumbik Shire Council

Unanimous approval of the new Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters Residency Centre.


Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC

In The Eye of The Beholder
Curated by Maudie Palmer AO & Eugene Howard
25 January - 24 May 2020

Nicholas Chevalier, Russia/England (1828-1902)
Mt Abrupt, The Grampians c.1864
Oil on canvas
Purchased by the Hamilton Gallery Trust Fund – M.L. Foster Bequest, with assistance of the Friends of Hamilton Gallery 2004.058

Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters, Eltham VIC
February 2020

Documenting the houses at Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters with photographer John Gollings AM.

Site Visit #3 September 2019

November 2019

Hamilton, Vic

August, 2019

Birrarung (Yarra River) Catchment Project
June 11 2019
Yarra Ranges

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Site Visit

August 2019
Budj Bim

“The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is at the heart of Gunditjmara country.  At around 30,000 years old, Budj Bim (formerly known as Mt Eccles) is Victoria’s youngest volcano and the site of the revelation of an ancestral creation being of Gunditjmara country.

The resultant lava flows over the past 30,000 years were cultivated by Gunditjmara peoples to engineer one of the world’s oldest freshwater aquaculture systems to farm and harvest Kooyang (short finned eels) and other fish.  Alongside the traditionally engineered aquaculture systems, Gunditjmara clans established villages along the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape by building clusters of stone houses.

Following this immense history and heritage of sustainable development through cultural tradition, beliefs and practices, the Gunditjmara and the Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation partnered together to establish the Lake Condah Sustainable Development Project.” (Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation website, accessed: 16/04/2020)

Wangaratta Art Gallery
September 2018

Boorhaman Residency Program
September 2018

© Eugene Howard

I acknowledge and pay respect to Victorian Traditional Custodians, and Traditional Custodians across Australia, as the original custodians of land and waters, their unique ability to care for Country and deep spiritual connection to it. I honour Elders past, present and becomming whose knowledge and wisdom has ensured the continuation of culture and traditional practice