Tristan Meecham is a performance artist, actor and producer passionate about the grand and the ridiculous. He hopes to use his narcissism for good rather than evil by genuinely connecting community, audience and artists together in events that transcend the everyday.
All The Queens Men are Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid. Together they create spectacular, large-scale accessible theatrical and participatory arts experiences. They are fervent about artistic connection, guided by principles of collaboration, playful curiosity, and adventurous story telling examining the grand and the ridiculous! In Fun Run (2015 ANTI Festival: Finland, 2015 Ansan Street Arts Festival: South Korea, 2013 Sydney Festival: opening event, 2011 Darwin Festival, 2010 Next Wave Festival: Melbourne), Tristan runs a marathon on a treadmill live on stage supported by a cast of hundreds from the wider community. In Game Show (2014 Festival of Live Art; Arts House, 2013 World Theatre Festival: Brisbane Powerhouse development), 50 contestants compete each night for the chance to take home a grand showcase of prizes: the hosts very own possessions! In Miss Universe (2014 APAM Pitch), Tristan hopes to battle the one and only Grace Jones to determine who should be crowned the ultimate performer, the loser never allowed to perform again!
In 2014, Tristan was the Artistic Director of Give it up for Margaret: A month of philanthropic inspiration, a program of events, (in partnership with The Victorian College of the Arts, The Margaret Lawrence Bequest and over 20 subsidiary organisations), which aimed to inspire broader discussion around innovative philanthropy and the arts. Tristan worked as the co-curator and Lead Artist of Going Nowhere, a sustainable international arts exchange program at Melbourne’s Art’s House. Going Nowhere (2015 Green Room Award winner of the Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary Performance) explored how artists, communities and audiences can sustainably generate international creative experiences without getting on a plane. He travelled to the U.K as the recipient of the British Council’s Realise Your Dream Award and was the recipient of the 2014 VCA George Fairfax Memorial Award.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2016 Creative Development / Versions of Truth – Creator/Performer