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Garambi Baan

Name: Garambi Baan / Laughing Waters Residency Centre
Address: 130 and 195 Laughing Waters Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri Woi wurrung
Website: www.garambibaan.org.au

About Garambi Baan & Residency Projects Inc.

Residency Projects Incorporated is an NFP cultural organisation engaging artists and organisations from multiple disciplines, through a residency model. Residency Projects affords artists access to sites of cultural, social and environmental significance for research, collaboration, production and presentation. Artists are provided with the time, place and space to develop projects which have the capacity to influence the national conversation around critical issues.

Residency Projects values place, ecology, care and community, and these were the driving forces behind our inaugural program, the Boorhaman Residency, delivered in rural NE Victoria in 2017 through a partnership with the Victorian Government’s Department of Education and Training, utilising a dis-used primary school.

Residency Projects operates the new Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters Residency Centre in partnership with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria and Nillumbik Shire Council.

On Residence Overview Document

Space Information

  • Two houses 500 metres apart
  • Three bedrooms per house
  • Open fireplaces
  • One studio per house (approx. 5 x 5.5m / 26.39 m²)
  • COVIDSafe Capacity 9 pax
  • Large outdoor gatherings possible
  • Abundant secluded outdoor locations within the conservation reserve
  • Courtyards and flat outdoor areas at each house
  • Brick and vinyl flooring in houses


September — November 2021
April — July 2022


  • The houses are not DDA compliant
  • Approx. 1—3 steps each house


On site.

Getting there and around

  • Laughing Waters is not accessible by public transport
  • A mode of transport is required
  • The nearest shops in Eltham are a 10min drive (6kms)
  • Residency Projects can help facilitate weekly food box drop offs from a local orchard and supplies store if required

What’s On?

  • Residency Projects will have artists in residence at each house
  • Delivery of regular workshops in the reserve around the houses

Priority Areas

  • Research
  • Outdoor appropriate forms
  • Cross disciplinary
  • Installation practice

Host Offerings

  • Showing to public/ at end of residency
  • Community Workshops
  • Outdoor performance showings
  • Wurundjeri Woi wurrung consultation
  • Facilitated introductions to organisations/groups across the region

Resident Requirements

  • Meeting with Residency Projects staff
  • Meeting with local Council members

Key Contact

Eugene Howard, CEO / Artistic Director


Read more about On Residence and apply

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