Based in Melbourne, Narrm, Victoria, Australia.
Din Heagney has an established practice in writing, editing, art direction, research and teaching. His work focuses on contemporary art, design and communication, and he regularly collaborates with artists, designers, academics, galleries, publishers and production companies to develop talent and the application of new ideas.
Din teaches industrial design studies at the School of Design – RMIT University (2014–) and coordinates research methods in the Master of Design for MADA – Monash University (2017–). Recent projects include editorial development for Associations edited by Dr James Oliver (MUP Academic 2018), and art direction for ParraGirls edited by Dr Lily Hibberd, UNSW Sydney (NewSouth Books, forthcoming).
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, 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 (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 Magazine, Inside Interior Review, Desktop, Monument, Nylon, The Art Life, and for many artist-run initiatives, galleries, design studios, 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).