Din Heagney was born and lives in Melbourne, Narrm, Victoria, Australia.

Din works in art and design, chiefly as a writer, editor, researcher and teacher.


Course design and teaching of Design Studies (Gender in Design: Masculinities) in the School of Design at RMIT University (2014–); Design Research Methods and Exegesis at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) Monash University (2017–).

Research assistance and copy editing on Associations: Creative Practice & Research edited by Dr James Oliver (MUP Academic 2018); and art direction on ParraGirls edited by Dr Lily Hibberd, UNSW Sydney (NewSouth Books, forthcoming, 2019).

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, National Association for the Visual Arts, Powerhouse Museum; magazines including un, Canvas, The Art Life, Art21, Inside Interior Review, Desktop, Monument, Nylon; (2000–).

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).

Exhibition curation 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).

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

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