Tristan Meecham

Tristan is on the Situate Assessment and Planning Panel, and will be joining the 2018 Arts Lab as a Provocateur

ABOUT

Tristan Meecham is an artist, performer and the Artistic Director of All The Queens Men.All The Queens Men create spectacular theatrical and participatory arts experiences. Credits include; Fun Run (2017 Arts Centre Melbourne, 2015 ANTI Contemporary Arts Festival; Finland, 2015 Ansan Street Arts Festival: South Korea, 2013 Sydney Festival; Opening Event, 2011 Darwin Festival, 2010 Next Wave Festival) in which Tristan runs a marathon on a treadmill live on stage supported by hundreds of performers from the wider community, Game Show (2014 Festival of Live Art; Arts House, 2013 World Theatre Festival: Brisbane Powerhouse) in which 50 contestants compete for the chance to take home the hosts very own possessions; and currently in development The Coming Back Out Ball, a community spectacle that celebrates LGBTI elders. Presented at the Melbourne Town Hall, The Coming Back Out Ball will open the 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival in October.

Tristan was Artistic Director of Give it up for Margaret: A month of philanthropic inspiration, a festival that inspired innovative arts philanthropy. GIUUFM was created in partnership with Victorian College of the Arts, Margaret Lawrence Bequest and over 20 subsidiary organisations.

Tristan was the creative lead for Going Nowhere, a sustainable international arts exchange at Arts House (2015 Green Room Award winner for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary Performance). Most recently, he remounted The Everyday Imaginarium as part of Vitalstatistix’s Climate Century in Port Adelaide. From 2010-2014, Tristan was an Artistic Associate and the Philanthropic Manager of Aphids. Tristan is the recipient of the VCA George Fairfax Memorial Award, British Council’s Realise Your Dream Award and the inaugural Richard Pratt Scholarship. He is the Chair of Green Room Award’s Contemporary and Experimental Performance Panel. Tristan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) from QUT and Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) from VCA. Currently, he is completing a Masters of Cultural Leadership at NIDA.