ABOUT DIN

Born and works in Melbourne, Narrm, Victoria, Australia.

Din Heagney has an established practice in writing, editing, research and teaching. Specialising in the fields of contemporary art, design and communication, Din often collaborates with other creatives in the application of new ideas. For more than two decades, Din has delivered commissions and projects for many high profile clients.

Din teaches Design Studies (Masculinities) at the School of Design – RMIT University (2014–19), and is Unit Coordinator of Design Research Methods and Exegesis in the Master of Design at MADA – Monash University (2016–19). Recent projects include editorial development for Associations: Creative Practice & Research, edited by Dr James Oliver (MUP Academic 2018), and art direction for ParraGirls, edited by Dr Lily Hibberd, UNSW Sydney (NewSouth Books, forthcoming, 2019).

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

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

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. (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).

Writing & Editing for galleries including the NGA National Gallery of Australia (Space Invaders), NGV National Gallery of Victoria (Gallery Magazine & Rigg Design Prize), organisations such as the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA Quarterly); art magazines such as un, Canvas, The Art Life, and Art21 NYC; design magazines including Inside Interior Review, Desktop, Monument and Nylon; as well as artist-run initiatives, galleries, studios, and individual artists and designers (2000–present).

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