Eugene Howard

Eugene Howard is an independent artist and arts worker. He has worked across numerous inter-disciplinary projects as both an artist, administrator and producer. Through his arts leadership he is deeply passionate about cultivating care and custodianship for place, and providing access to arts and culture for diverse communities. Through his own practice Eugene works across various mediums looking into ideas around care and place.  

Most recently he has been working collaboratively with Maudie Palmer AO, developing a comprehensive plan for an internationally significant Birrarung Cultural Precinct. This project would enshrine protections for a significant stretch of parkland and see a new Birrarung Meeting Place built, accommodating artist studios and ambitious public art commissions.

Eugene has sat on the Testing Grounds Advisory Group since 2016, appointed by Creative Victoria, 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.

Currently, Eugene is co-producing the documentary film Bukal Bukal, alongside Julie Nihill, following the life story of Yidinji Elder Henrietta Marrie AM, Directed by Rhoda Roberts AO. Eugene is also currently producing and curating a major new exhibition of works by John Gollings AM, in consultation with Parks Victoria, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, exploring newly re-discovered rock art and cultural sites around Gariwerd (Grampians) in large scale photographic works and an extended publication.


We acknowledge and pay respect to First Peoples across Australia and the Torres Strait, as the original custodians of land and waters. We acknowledge their unique ability to care for Country and deep spiritual connection to it. We honour Elders past, present and becomming. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

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