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Tristan Meecham: ISPA Australia Fellowship Recipient



Tristan Meecham is an artist who champions social justice and equality, celebrating communities through socially engaged frameworks, contemporary arts and creative actions. 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 the arts experiences, but broader community 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 Powerhouse, Darwin Festival, Galway Capital of Culture 2020, Sydney Festival, National Theatre of Scotland / Luminate Festival / Eden Court, Taipei 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 professional 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 alternative toys of their dreams.

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).

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