Educator and multimedia artist. Her work is based on new media, and sets out to explore narrative possibilities, dealing mostly with issues of memory and remembrances. As of late she has become interested in mobile technologies, mobile phones and other portable devices. These and other interfaces enable the creation of interactive work in which the audience participates via SMS, for instance. Heyward graduated from the University of Technology, in Sydney, and completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of New South Wales. She is a new media professor at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Technology.