Additional Info

PROJECTS:

FUN RUN
Game Show

CONTACT: FREYA WATERSON

Tristan Meecham

Tris­tan Meecham is a per­for­mance artist who works with the grand and the ridicu­lous. He is pas­sion­ate about con­nect­ing com­mu­nity, audi­ence and artists together in events that tran­scend the every­day. One day he will col­lab­o­rate with Grace Jones.

Tris­tan cre­ated The Com­ing Out Tril­ogy, three large-scale per­for­mance spec­ta­cles that include Fun Run, Game Show, and Miss Uni­verse.  In Fun Run (2010 Next Wave Fes­ti­val, 2011 Dar­win Fes­ti­val, 2013 Syd­ney Fes­ti­val), Tris­tan runs a marathon on a tread­mill live on stage sup­ported by a cast of hun­dreds from the wider com­mu­nity. In Game Show (2014 Melbourne’s Arts House), con­tes­tants will com­pete for the chance to win every­thing Tris­tan owns. In Miss Uni­verse, 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!

Tris­tan is an Artis­tic Asso­ciate of Aphids. His col­lab­o­ra­tions include Drive In Project (2013 Dro­mana Drive In), The Lady and The Tiger (2012 West Space Gallery), Thrash­ing With­out Look­ing (2012 Mobile States National Tour), Fever Beach, (Asso­ciate Pro­ducer 2012) and The Fam­ily Show (2012 Sala­manca Arts).  Tris­tan also works as the Phil­an­thropic Man­ager for Aphids.  In 2014, Tris­tan and his col­lab­o­ra­tor Bec Reid will direct The Fes­ti­val of Inspi­ra­tion, in part­ner­ship with Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts and The Mar­garet Lawrence Bequest.

Tris­tan com­pleted a Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at QUT and Bach­e­lor of Dra­matic Arts (Act­ing) at VCA, where he was awarded the inau­gural Richard Pratt Schol­ar­ship for Out­stand­ing Act­ing Stu­dent. He also works as a voice over artist, actor and teacher. Cred­its include Brendo in Being Brendo (2010–2013 VAC/ X;Machine Pro­duc­tions), an online soap co-staring Geof­frey Rush, Denise Scott and Judith Lucy, The Col­lec­tor (2013 The Arti­san Col­lec­tive) and Cleansed (2008 Adena Jacobs). Tris­tan is a mem­ber of Green Room Awards’ Hybrid Panel.