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Master of Fine Art (Community Cultural Development), Thesis: Bridging The Unseen in Art Writing, awarded First Class Honours, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Fellowships, grants & awards

2015, Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.
2015, iC2, Vislan Pilot, Arts Projects, City of Melbourne.
2011, Foreign Art Office (New York, Berlin & Shanghai), Skills & Arts Development, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney.
2010, Stranger Than Fiction, Arts Projects, City of Melbourne.

Advisory & board membership

2012–13, Consultant, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney, Australia.
2008–12, Board Member, un Projects, Melbourne, Australia.
2009–10, Selection Panel, Arts Development, Arts Victoria, Melbourne.
2009, Advisory Panel, Art Censorship Guide, NAVA, Sydney.
2008, Advisory Panel, Protocol on Artworks, City of Melbourne.
2004–06, Editorial Committee Member, un Magazine, Melbourne.

Current position

2017–, Research and Teaching Associate, MADA Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Course design & implementation

2017–, Design Research Methods, Master of Design by Coursework, Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne.
2017, Specialisation: Representing Space, Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons), School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne.
2015–17, Design in Society: Masculinities, Bachelor of Industrial Design (Hons), School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University.
2015, Studio: The Herbarium, BIndDes(Hons), RMIT University.
2014, Studio: Design as Narrative, BIndDes(Hons), RMIT University.

Tutoring & guest lecturing

2017–, Sociologies of Design, Bachelor of Communication Design (Honours), Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University.
2017, Critical Issues in Design, BCommDes(Hons), Monash University.
2016, Honours Supervisor, BIndDes(Hons), RMIT University.
2014–16, Honours Exposition, BIndDes(Hons), RMIT University.
2007–09, Guest lecturer, BFA(Hons), School of Art, RMIT University.
2007–08, Guest lecturer, DipVisArt, Swinburne, Prahran, Australia.
2007–08, Artists in Practice Workshops, ABAF, Melbourne.

Research assistance & academic editing

2018–, Editor for Research Staff at MADA, Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne.
2016–18, Copy editor for Dr James Oliver, Associations: Creative Practice and Research, MUP Academic, Melbourne University Press, Parkville.
2016, PhD thesis editor for Dr Steve Thomas, Freedom Stories: Reflexivity, collaboration & ethical documentary filmmaking, University of Melbourne.
2015, Copy editor for Dr Mick Douglas, Performing Mobilities – PSi#21 Fluid States, symposium publication, RMIT University.
2014, PhD thesis editor for Dr Andrew Goodman, Parasitic Relations: Thinking beyond interactivity, Monash University.

Conference proceedings & workshops

2015, iC2, paper & walk, Performing Mobilities, Australian program of PSi#21 Fluid States, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne.
2011, ARIs: A History of Success?, paper, We Are Here Symposium, NAVA & FirstDraft, Darlinghurst.
2007, A Constructed World, panel, ACCA, Melbourne.
2006, RunArtistRun, panel & blog, Artists' Week, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide.
2004, Stencils of Urban Displacement, paper, 5th Australian Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Edited books

Heagney, D. with Allison Fogarty & Ewan McEoin (eds.), 2016, Melbourne Street Art Guide, Melbourne: Thames & Hudson Australia.
Heagney, D. (ed.), 2016, Shibboleth, a novel by John Ogden, author's edition, Sydney: Cyclops Press.
Heagney, D. (ed.), 2009, Portraits From a Land Without People: A Pictorial Anthology of Indigenous Australia 1847–2008, by John Ogden, Sydney: Cyclops Press.
Heagney, D. (ed.), 2007, Making Space: Artist Run Initiatives in Victoria, Melbourne: Victorian Initiatives of Artists Network.

Edited catalogues & journals

Managing Editor, 2013, Simryn Gill: Here art grows on trees, (ed.) Catherine de Zegher, 55th Biennale Art, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy, Sydney: Australia Council for the Arts & Gent: MER Paper Kunstshalle.
Managing Editor, 2012, all our relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney, (eds.) Gerald McMaster and Catherine de Zegher, Sydney: Biennale of Sydney.
Heagney, D. (ed.). 2012. Artlink: Experiment, Vol. 32 No. 3, Artlink: Contemporary Art of Australia and the Asia Pacific. Adelaide: Artlink Magazine.
Heagney, D. (ed.). 2010. un Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 1, Melbourne: un Projects.
Heagney, D. (ed.). 2000, Desktop Magazine: Australian Design | Digital Culture, Melbourne: Niche Media.

Book chapters

Heagney, D. 2015. 'Profiles', in Rigg Design Prize 2015, (ed.) Simone LeAmon, Melbourne, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria.
Heagney, D. 2013. 'Secrets and Surfaces: Tanja and Ben Milbourne, Stattbad, Berlin' in Urban AU II: street/art/architecture, (eds.) Claudia Perren & Miriam Mlecek, Sydney: Carbon8.
Heagney, D. 2013. 'Selby Ginn: Omnipresent Incarnate' in Personal Structures: Culture, Mind, Becoming, Venice: Global Art Affairs Foundation. pp. 85–86.
Heagney, D. 2010. Rise and Fall of Street Stencils, in Space Invaders, (ed.) Jaklyn Babington, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia.
Heagney, D. 2006. Art, in Melbourne Design Guide, (eds.) Vivianne Stappmanns & Ewan McEoin, Melbourne: lab3000.
Heagney, D. 2005. The Art of Nepotism, in Selekta – The Real & The Unreal, (ed.) Simon Maidment, Melbourne: West Space.

Artist catalogue essays

2015, Nature Waits For No-one, Selected Works 2005–2015, Ash Keating, survey exhibition, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, pp. 4–12.
2015, Selected Video Works 2006–2014, Ash Keating, survey exhibition, CACSA, Adelaide, pp. 4–26.
2014, Natural System Response, Ash Keating, solo exhibition, Chalk Horse, Darlinghurst.
2014, , The Other Side, Kubota Fumikazu, solo exhibition, Five Walls Projects, Footscray.
2013, The Lies of Light, Pandarosa, Andrea Pedrini, Rachel de Joode, Ash Keating, Ry David Bradley, group exhibition curated by Pandarosa, MADA Gallery, Monash University, Caulfield.
2013, Painting The West Park Proposition, Ash Keating, solo exhibition, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne.
2012, We're All In This Together: Detrimental Detritus, Carly Fischer, solo exhibition, Helen Gory Galerie, Prahran.
2011, Down To The Well, Simon O'Carrigan, solo exhibition, Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne.
2010, Endgame, Christina Hayes, solo exhibition, Anna Pappas Gallery, South Yarra.
2004, SCAB, James Dodd, solo exhibition, Kings ARI, Melbourne.
2003, Continuum Sombrous, Pandarosa, Organic, Kongzilla, Moth & Abattoir, group exhibition curated by Pandarosa, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Fitzroy.


2000–present, extensive writing and photography published in magazines including NAVA Quarterly, Artlink Magazine, un Magazine, Desktop Australian Design | Digital Culture, (inside) Interior Review, Nylon Aust/NZ, Monument Magazine, Canvas, and websites including Art21 Magazine, The Art Life, Pagesdigital.

Full bibliography available on request.

Curating & production

2017–18, Research and curating, IPTA Centenary, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, The Langham, Melbourne.
2012–13, Research and field work for Simryn Gill, Eyes and Storms, Venice Biennale/Australia Council for the Arts, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania, Australia.
2006–10, Artistic Director, Platform Artists Group Inc., curating annual program and festivals projects for Melbourne Food & Wine, Melbourne Fashion, Midsumma, Fringe and Next Wave, Melbourne.
2008, Melbourne Artist-Run Initiatives in the City of Melbourne, exhibition curated with Mark Feary & Phip Murray, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2005–07, Curator, BOX Art Space, Floate Design Partners, Melbourne.
2004–05, Installer, PB Gallery, Swinburne, Prahran.
2003–05, Installer & Invigilator, ACCA, Melbourne.


2017, Waiting Room, 21st anniversary group exhibition curated by Simon Pericich, RMIT First Site Gallery, Melbourne.
2008, Masks & Stars (as Freddie Jackson), UQ, Midsumma group exhibition curated by Din Heagney, Platform, Melbourne.
2005, Pink Box, solo installation, BOX, Melbourne.
2004, Hardcore Foamcore, installation with Luke Warm & Amy Leeworthy, PB Gallery, Prahran.
1998, White Room, solo installation, RMIT First Site Gallery, Melbourne.

Commercial Design

Nov 2003 – Aug 2008, Freelance art director, studio manager, copywriter, designer for exhibitions, publications, events, branding, print and digital campaigns. Agencies: Ursa Communications, M&C Saatchi Melbourne, Milkbar Communications, and Floate Design Partners. Clients: Sensis, MAB, Becton, Seven Network, Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Australian War Memorial.


2000, 'Lewis' in Cosi by Louis Nowra, Directed by Camille Heagney, Labrat Productions, 251 High St Northcote.
1998, 'Jack' in Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton, Directed by Rebecca Andersen, York St, Richmond.
1995, Phallocentury, solo performance, body sculpture by Gigi Panopoulos, Building 96, RMIT, Melbourne.
1994, Assistant director, All Flesh is Glass by Sam Sejavka, Directed by Lynne Ellis, Universal Theatre, Fitzroy.
1994, Assistant director, Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, Directed by Lynne Ellis, Kaleide Theatre, Melbourne.
1994, 'Fred' in Saved by Edward Bond, Directed by Lynne Ellis, RMIT Union Arts, Kaleide Theatre, Melbourne.


Media interviews and appearances on ABC-TV: Sunday Arts, ABC Radio National: Artworks , SBS Radio, 3AW, Joy FM, 3RRR, The Age, The Herald-Sun, Melbourne Leader, Virgin Voyeur, Artkrush, and The Thousands.