DIN HEAGNEY — SELECTED CV
2017, Master of Fine Arts (CCD), VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne; Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
2004, Visual Arts (New Media), Swinburne School of Arts, Prahran
1997, Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), RMIT University, Melbourne
Various publishers and locations
June 2000—ongoing (freelance commission)
Catalogue essays and photography for galleries including the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), with essays for many artists and designers.
Features and photography for magazines including (inside) Interior Review, Nylon, Monument and Artlink. Interviews and reviews for websites including Pagesdigital, The Art Life, and PBS Art21.
Associations: Creative Practice and Research
Edited by Dr James Oliver, MUP Academic, Melbourne
April 2016—August 2017 (forthcoming)
Melbourne Street Art Guide
Thames & Hudson Australia, Melbourne
Field guide to the inner worlds of Melbourne street artists, collectors, curators and lovers.
Shibboleth: The Shamans' Apprentice by John Ogden
Limited First Edition, Cyclops Press, Sydney
January 2015—March 2016 (commission)
Based on an extraordinary account of one man’s journey along a less trampled path, this debut novel is a meditation on good and evil and a search in the world for truth.
Simryn Gill's Here art grows on trees
Australia Council for the Arts with MER Paper Kunsthalle, Gent
April 2012—August 2013 (contract)
Researcher and managing editor for Simryn Gill's exhibition and book, edited and curated by Catherine de Zegher, for the Australian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2013.
Artlink Magazine: (Experiment), Adelaide
Contemporary Art of Australia and the Asia Pacific (Vol. 32 No. 3)
April 2012—September 2012 (contract)
Commissioned articles and features by artists experimenting with politics, social collectives and scientific agencies. Launched by Sarah Jane Pell at RMIT Gallery.
all our relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney
September 2011—April 2012 (contract)
Contracted to manage production of 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations catalogue, featuring a split-page design, with essays and work by more than 100 artists.
un Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 1
un Projects, Melbourne
January 2010—June 2010 (commission)
Worked with designer Brad Haylock to redesign and expand the magazine into a full-colour format, with extended editorial focus and increased international distribution.
Portraits From a Land Without People:
A Pictorial Anthology of Indigenous Australia 1847—2008
John Ogden, Cyclops Press, Sydney
February 2008—May 2009 (commission)
Editor of first major photographic anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture. Proceeds were donated to the Jimmy Little Foundation for health programs.
Editor (Art Chapter)
Melbourne Design Guide
First Edition, Studio Propeller, Melbourne
April 2008—June 2008 (commission)
Commissioned content about leading players and arts venues for the first edition.
Making Space: Artist Run Initiatives in Victoria
Victorian Initiatives of Artists Network, Melbourne
June 2006—July 2007 (commission)
Commissioned essays, interviews, and documentation from 20 artist run spaces for this book. Launched by the Federal Minister for the Arts and Director of Australia Council.
Editor & Writer
Desktop Magazine: Australian Design | Digital Culture
Niche Media, Melbourne
May 2000—November 2005 (contract)
Relaunched national title with new design, masthead, and contributor team, tripling readership and sales.
CURATORIAL & PRODUCTION
Research & Production
For artist Simryn Gill's Eyes & Storms aerial photographic series
NSW, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
Platform Artists Group Inc., Melbourne
May 2006—April 2010
Director of Platform, managing annual exhibition program, emerging curator program, media, funding, revenue, paid artist residencies, selection and management of more than 250 artists. Commissions, projects and events for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fashion Festival, and Midsumma Festival.
BOX Art Space
Floate Design Studio, Melbourne
March 2005—March 2007
Founder of public art project in CBD. Commissioned works by Constanze Zikos, Lyndal Walker, James Dodd, Regan Tamanui, Pandarosa, Roh Singh, Anita King, and many others.
Invigilator + Installer
October 2002—May 2004
Studio project management, concept development, art direction, copywriting and research for studios such as Collider (Sydney, 2012–14), URSA (Sydney, 2008–09), Milkbar (Melbourne, 2007–08), and Floate Design (Melbourne, 2003–07), and for clients including: Evian, Pfizer, Sensis, Medibank, Arts Centre Melbourne, Singapore Airlines, ANZ, Becton, MAB, et al.
2012—13, Consultant, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney
2009—10, Selection Panel, Arts Development, Arts Victoria, Melbourne
2009, Advisory Panel, Art Censorship Guide, NAVA, Sydney
2008—12, Board Member, un Projects, Melbourne
2008, Advisory Panel, Protocol on Artworks, City of Melbourne
2007—08, Advisor, Artists in Practice, ABAF, Melbourne
2004—06, Editorial Committee Member, un Magazine, Melbourne
2015, iC2 Pilot, Arts Projects, City of Melbourne
2011, Foreign Art Office, Australia Council for the Arts
2010, All The Things I Never Told You, Arts Projects, City of Melbourne
Interviewed by ABC-TV, Radio National, SBS Radio, 3AW, Joy FM, 3RRR, The Age, The Herald-Sun, Melbourne Leader, Virgin Voyeur, Artlink, Artkrush, Three Thousand and others.