Haneen Mahmood Martin is a writer, visual artist, producer, DJ and facilitator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and based in Darwin, Northern Territory. She currently works for Next Wave, the Darwin Fringe Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival alongside my independent practice. As a first-generation migrant, Haneen is a fierce advocate for regional arts, underrepresented voices and the power of storytelling. Other roles in her life include being a Creative Producer with Next Wave, a Co-Manager of the National Young Writers’ Festival and Co-Producer for Darwin Fringe. Haneen is also currently undertaking her MFA (Cultural Leadership) at NIDA.
Her written and visual arts work has been presented nationally and through The Guardian, SBS Voices, Frankie Magazine, InDaily, Northern Territory Writers’ Festival, the Red Dirt Poetry Festival and many more. Earlier this year, Haneen was awarded a Regional Arts Australia Fellowship to work on her first book highlighting her experiences migrating to so-called Australia as a Malay-Arab Muslim child months before 9-11.
In her spare time, Haneen loves watching fridge-restocking videos on TikTok, cooking too much food for her friends, and writing to-do lists.