About Tristan Meecham
Tristan Meecham is a Queer artist and performer and together with Bec Reid, he is the Artistic Director of All The Queens Men.
Tristan has become a leading creative voice within the LGBTI+ community nationally and internationally, specifically for championing the rights of LGBTI+ older people. Through a relational engagement practice, he co-designs creative projects that enable communities improved access, not only to arts experiences, but broader community health and social services.
All The Queens Men projects are presented by leading cultural institutions around the world including: Ansan Street Arts Festival (South Korea), ANTI Contemporary Arts Festival (Finland), Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts House (Melbourne), Bleach Festival (Gold Coast), Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Sydney Festival, National Theatre of Scotland / Luminate Festival / Eden Court, Taipei Arts Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival and West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong).
Recent projects include: The Coming Back Out Ball, a spectacular social event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI+) elders; LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club, a free monthly social event for rainbow communities; Congress, a citizens’ assembly in which community collaborate with wordsmiths to create political first speeches; Fun Run, a riotous performance spectacle in Tristan runs a marathon on a treadmill live on stage supported by hundreds of local community performers; and Toy, a gender neutral workshop where children build toys of their dreams.
Tristan has also worked as Creative Director of the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival, a 26-week online festival featuring over 150+ older artists from around Australia and Festival Director of Give it up for Margaret!, a month-long festival which explored the current status of arts philanthropy on the centenary of the birth of arts philanthropist Margaret Lawrence.
Accolades: 2017 and 2018 VicHealth Award, 2018 Green Room Award (Community Collaboration), 2018 Globe Award, Finalist 2018 Melbourne Awards, Finalist 2018 LGBTI Awards, Finalist 2019 ANTI International Live Art Prize (All The Queens Men).
www.allthequeensmen.net / www.comingbackoutball.com