All The Queens Men champions social equality celebrating diverse communities through community engaged frameworks, contemporary arts and creative actions.
Established by artists Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid, All The Queens Men champions social equality celebrating diverse communities through creative actions, contemporary arts and socially engaged frameworks. Their work is presented globally across arts festivals and cultural contexts.
All The Queens Men projects are united aesthetically and structurally by strong social values; values that reinforce their need to make art; driven by the belief that arts can enrich the fabric of society and reframe the way people see themselves. They think of their work as creative actions; cultural interventions that reframe people’s experience of themselves in the world, often large communal gestures in public spaces. Their socially engaged projects often build and support communities over long periods of time; culminating in celebration and encouraged social transformation.
All The Queens Men’s projects are designed as gifts that celebrate people’s varied lived experiences. They use the notion of the gift both literally and as a metaphor to signify a reciprocal relationship between artist and community. The extravagance of their gifts are relevant to those they engage with; communities who often don’t have the privilege of regular access to contemporary arts and culture. As such, their projects are often spectacular celebrations, often born out of a (queer) performance culture that has the capacity to shift time and place. All The Queens Men’s work empowers individuals to feel part of a bigger community, much like the way large sporting events unite different tribes together as a collective.
With over 30 years of combined experience in contemporary community engagement, All The Queens Men have presented large-scale projects globally including: Arts Centre Melbourne, Bleach Festival (Gold Coast), Ansan Arts Festival (South Korea), ANTI Contemporary Arts Festival (Finland), Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival, Arts House (Melbourne), Brisbane Powerhouse, Next Wave Festival (Melbourne), Festival of Live Art, Taipei Arts Festival and West Kowloon Cultural District amongst many others.
Accolades: 2017 VicHealth Award (Fun Run), 2018 Green Room Award (Body of Work), 2018 Globe Award (Coming Back Out Ball – CBOB), 2018 VicHealth Award (CBOB), Finalist 2018 Melbourne Awards (CBOB), Finalist 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards (CBOB,) Finalist 2019 ANTI Live Art Prize (Body of Work).
All The Queens Men have over 30 years of combined experience in contemporary arts practice and management. We make, perform and love collaborating with people across many different areas of expertise.
ATQM have and continue to perform extensively across performance, live art and dance. Our passion is community participation. Tristan is fast becoming a ‘host of choice’ for various organisations and events. Bec will happily get on the floor; particularly if it involves getting people dancing.
ATQM have extensive networks throughout the contemporary performing arts community. We curate events, programs and festivals involving suites of artists and stakeholders and can help you to put together your dream line-up.
producing & project management
ATQM have extensive arts management experience in the non-for-profit and corporate sector. We produce art projects involving numerous stakeholders of varying size scales for over 20 years. We can assist you to produce your project, idea or vision from concept right through to delivery.
direction & choreography
ATQM regularly direct large-scale participatory events (and we love it!) If you require a memorable dance number, we are happy to help.