Din Heagney is a writer, editor, researcher and teacher. He was born in Melbourne, Narrm, Australia, and grew up on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in central Victoria.


Writing and editing for individual artists and designers; galleries including NGA National Gallery of Australia, NGV National Gallery of Victoria, CACSA, West Space, Kings ARI; organisations such as the National Association for the Visual Arts, Powerhouse Museum and AGIdeas; magazines including un, Canvas, The Art Life, Art21, Inside Interior Review, Desktop, Monument, Nylon; festival events including Writing & Concepts and Channels Biennale of Video Art (2000–).

Research assistance and copy editing for Lily Hibberd, UNSW Sydney, editor, ParraGirls (NewSouth Books, 2019); and James Oliver, editor, Associations: Creative Practice & Research (MUP Academic 2018).

Course design and teaching for MADA, Monash University, Design Research Methods and Exegesis, Master of Design, (2017–); and RMIT University School of Design, Design Studies (Gender in Design: Masculinities, 2014–).

Curating for the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA Centenary, 2018), Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (Underground Gardens, 2010), Midsumma Festival (UQ, 2009), Platform Artists Group Inc. (co-director, 2006-10), and BOX art project (2005–07).

Books for Thames & Hudson Australia (Melbourne Street Art Guide, 2016), John Ogden and Cyclops Press (Portraits From a Land Without People: A Pictorial Anthology of Indigenous Australia 1847–2008, 2009), and VIA-N (Making Space: Artist run initiatives in Victoria, 2007).

Catalogues for Simryn Gill, Australia Council for the Arts (Here art grows on trees, edited by Catherine de Zegher, Venice Biennale of Art, 2013), and Biennale of Sydney (all our relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney, 2012).

Magazines for Artlink: Australia & Asia Pacific (Artlink: Experiment, 32.3, 2012), un Projects (un Magazine, 4.1, 2010), and Niche Media (Desktop: Australian Design Digital Culture, 2000–05).

Consultancy for City of Melbourne, Arts Victoria, and Australia Council for the Arts. 

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