Master of Fine Arts (Research), 'Bridging The Unseen in Art Writing', first class honours, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), majors in Literature & Art History, RMIT University, Melbourne.


2012–13, Consultant, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney, Australia.
2008–12, Board Member, un Projects, Melbourne, Australia.
2009–10, Selection Panel, Arts Development, Arts Victoria, Melbourne. 
2009, Advisory Panel, Art Censorship Guide, NAVA, Sydney.
2008, Advisory Panel, Protocol on Artworks, City of Melbourne
2004–06, Editorial Committee Member, un Magazine, Melbourne.

Fellowships, grants & awards

2015–17, Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. 
2015, iC2 Vislan Pilot, public outcome of Vislan project development with Geoff Munck & Phebe Parisia, Arts Projects, City of Melbourne.
2011, Foreign Art Office, solo international research project, Skills & Arts Development, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney. 
2010, Stranger Than Fiction, solo art fiction writing, Arts Projects, City of Melbourne.

Research & academic editing

2018–, Research & design for Dr Lily HibberdParraGirls book (forthcoming 2019), UNSW Sydney.
2018–, Editing for Research Staff at MADA, Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University, Caulfield.
2016–18, Research & copy editing for Dr James Oliver, Associations: Creative Practice and Research, Melbourne University Press Academic, Parkville.
2016, Copy editing for Dr Steve Thomas, Freedom Stories: Reflexivity, collaboration & ethical documentary filmmaking, University of Melbourne.
2015, Copy editing for Dr Mick Douglas, Performing Mobilities – PSi#21 Fluid States, symposium publication, RMIT University, Melbourne.
2014, Copy editing for Dr Andrew Goodman, Parasitic Relations/Gathering Ecologies: Thinking beyond interactivity, Monash University.

Course design & implementation

2017–, Design Research Methods, Master of Design by Coursework, MADA Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University.
2015–, Design in Society: Histories, Politics & Contexts of Application (Masculinities), Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), School of Architecture & Design (2015–17) School of Design (2018–), RMIT University.
2017, Specialisation: Representing Space, Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours), School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University.
2014–16, Honours Exposition, Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University.
2015, Studio: The Herbarium, with Sophie Gaur, Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University.
2014, Studio: Design as Narrative, with Simone LeAmon, Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University.

Tutoring, supervision & guest lecturing

2017–, Tutor, Sociologies of Design, Bachelor of Communication Design, MADA Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University.
2017, Tutor, Critical Issues in Design, Bachelor of Communication Design, MADA Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University.
2016, Supervisor, Industrial Design (Honours) Major Project, Bachelor of Industrial Design (Hons), School of Architecture & Design, RMIT University.
2016, Assessor, Street Art Studies, Bachelor Degree (breadth) general elective, University of Melbourne.
2007–09, Guest lecturer, Professional Practice, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Hons), School of Art, RMIT University.
2007–08, Guest lecturer, Contemporary Art Practice, Diploma of Visual Art, Swinburne School of Art, Prahran.

Edited books

Heagney, D., A. Fogarty & E. McEoin (eds.), 2016, Melbourne Street Art Guide, Melbourne: Thames & Hudson Australia.
Heagney, D. (ed.), 2016, Shibboleth, a novel by John Ogden, author's edition, Sydney: Cyclops Press.
Heagney, D. (ed.), 2009, Portraits From a Land Without People: A Pictorial Anthology of Indigenous Australia 1847–2008, by John Ogden, Sydney: Cyclops Press.
Heagney, D. (ed.), 2007, Making Space: Artist Run Initiatives in Victoria, Melbourne: Victorian Initiatives of Artists Network.

Edited catalogues & journals

Managing Editor, 2013, Simryn Gill: Here art grows on trees, Catherine de Zegher (ed.), 55th Biennale di Venezia, Sydney: Australia Council & Gent: MER. P.K.
Managing Editor, 2012, all our relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney, Gerald McMaster and Catherine de Zegher (eds.), Sydney: Biennale of Sydney.
Heagney, D. (ed.). 2012, Artlink: Experiment, Contemporary Art of Australia and the Asia Pacific, vol. 32 no. 3, Adelaide: Artlink.
Heagney, D. (ed.). 2010, un Magazine, vol. 4 no. 1, redesigned with Brad Haylock, Melbourne: un Projects.
Heagney, D. (ed.). 2000–05, Desktop: Australian Design | Digital Culture, multiple editions, Melbourne: Niche Media.

Book chapters

Heagney, D. 2015, Designer Profiles in Rigg Design Prize 2015, Simone LeAmon (ed.), Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria.
Heagney, D. 2013, Secrets and Surfaces: Tanja and Ben Milbourne in Urban AU II: street/art/architecture, Stattbad, Berlin, Germany, Claudia Perren & Miriam Mlecek (eds.), Sydney: Carbon8.
Heagney, D. 2013, Selby Ginn: Omnipresent Incarnate in Personal Structures: Culture, Mind, Becoming, Palazzo Bembo, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice: Global Art Affairs Foundation. pp. 85–86.
Heagney, D. 2010, Rise and Fall of Street Stencils in Space Invaders, Jaklyn Babington (ed.), NGA exhibition, October 2010 – February 2011, national tour in 2011. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia.
Heagney, D. 2006, Art chapter in Melbourne Design Guide, Vivianne Stappmanns & Ewan McEoin (eds.), Melbourne: lab3000.
Heagney, D. 2005, The Art of Nepotism in Selekta – The Real & The Unreal, Simon Maidment (ed.), Melbourne: West Space.

Exhibition essays

2015, Nature Waits For No-one, Selected Works 2005–2015, Ash Keating, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla.
2015, Selected Video Works 2006–2014, Ash Keating, CACSA, Adelaide.
2014, Natural System Response, Ash Keating, Chalk Horse, Darlinghurst.
2014, The Other Side, Kubota Fumikazu, Five Walls Projects, Footscray.
2013, The Lies of Light, Pandarosa, Andrea Pedrini, Rachel de Joode, Ash Keating, Ry David Bradley, MADA Gallery, Monash, Caulfield.
2013, Painting The West Park Proposition, Ash Keating, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne.
2012, We're All In This Together, Carly Fischer,Helen Gory, Prahran.
2011, Down To The Well, Simon O'Carrigan, Daine Singer, Melbourne.
2010, Endgame, Christina Hayes, Anna Pappas Gallery, South Yarra.
2004, SCAB, James Dodd, Kings ARI, Melbourne.
2003, Continuum Sombrous, Pandarosa, Organic, Kongzilla, Moth & Abattoir, curated by Pandarosa, Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy.

Conference proceedings & workshops

2015, iC2, paper & walk with Geoff Munck, Performing Mobilities, Australian program of PSi#21 Fluid States, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne.
2011, ARIs: A History of Success, panel & paper, We Are Here Symposium, NAVA & FirstDraft, Darlinghurst.
2007–08, Artists in Practice, workshop series, ABAF, Melbourne.
2007, A Constructed World, panel, ACCA, Melbourne.
2006, RunArtistRun, panel & blog on artist run initiatives, Artists' Week, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide.
2004, Stencils of Urban Displacement, paper with Andy Mac and James Dodd, 5th Australian Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Curating & production

2017–18, Research and curating for IPTA Centenary 1918–2018Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, The Langham, Melbourne.
2012–13, Research and field work for Simryn Gill, Eyes and Storms, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania, Australia.
2006–10, Artistic Director, Platform Artists Group Inc., annual program and projects for Melbourne Food & Wine, Midsumma, Fringe and Next Wave festivals, Melbourne. 
2008, Melbourne Artist-Run Initiatives in the City of Melbourne, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton.
2005–07, Curator, BOX Art Space, Floate Design Partners, Melbourne. 
2004–05, Installer, PB Gallery, Swinburne, Prahran.
2003–05, Installer & Invigilator, ACCA, Melbourne. 


2017, Waiting Room, with Ivana Kasic, anniversary exhibition curated by Simon Pericich, First Site Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne.
2011, The Things I Never Told You, art fiction reading, West Space, Melbourne
2009, Masks & Stars (as Freddie Jackson), photocollages, UQ, Midsumma/Platform, Melbourne.
2007, AUSTRALIEN, installation, PB Gallery, Prahran.
2005, Pink Box, installation, BOX, Melbourne.
2004, Hardcore Foamcore, installation with Luke Warm & Amy Leeworthy, PB Gallery, Prahran. 
1998, White Room, installation, RMIT First Site Gallery, Melbourne.
1996, Phallocentury, performance, RMIT Building 96, Melbourne.


Media interviews with ABC Radio National: Artworks, ABC-TV: Sunday Arts, SBS Radio, 3AW, Joy FM, 3RRR, The Age, Herald-Sun, et al.