IMAGE: 'Freddie Jackson', Disco Death Star, 2008. Photocollage, 180cm x 80cm. Shown as part of UQ group exhibition at Platform and curated by Din Heagney for Midsumma, Melbourne, 2009.
Diary of an Art Pimp (2004–09) was Din's cheeky and anonymous art blog about a slice of the local art scene. The blog included links to artist projects and exhibitions reviews. He also exhibited a series of artworks under pseudonyms connected to the Art Pimp, (read a review by Mark Holsworth here). His identity was amusingly revealed in an article by Penny Modra for The Age newspaper. He wrapped the blog afterward but has continued writing a collection of fictional-ish art pimp tales that he hopes to release one day.