ABOUT

Born in Melbourne (Narrm) Victoria Australia.

Din practices in writing, editing, research and teaching, with a focus in contemporary art, design and communication. He works with artists, designers, publishers, galleries and organisations to develop talent and the application of new ideas. Din teaches at the School of Design – RMIT University (2014–) and MADA – Monash University (2017–). Current projects include the forthcoming ParraGirls book by Dr Lily Hibberd (UNSW Sydney). 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

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

Academic editing for Dr James Oliver, Melbourne University Press Academic (Associations: Creative Practice & Research, 2018), Dr Steve Thomas (Freedom Stories, 2016), and Dr Andrew Goodman (Parasitic Relations/Gathering Ecologies, 2014).

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, Venice Biennale of Art, 2013) and Biennale of Sydney (all our relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney, 2012).

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

Writing for NGA National Gallery of Australia (Space Invaders), NGV National Gallery of Victoria (Rigg Design Prize), NAVA National Association for the Visual Arts, Art21 MagazineInside Interior ReviewDesktopMonumentNylon, The Art Life, and for many artist-run initiatives, galleries, individual artists and designers (2000–).

Exhibitions for 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. (2006–10), and BOX (2005–07).