Australia Council Strategic Design
Tristan was a member of the Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel from 2014 to 2017 where he introduced decolonising design strategies across the organisation.
Tristan also designed and facilitated the Australia Council for the Arts Signature Works Innovation Labs. The Labs took place as a four-day intensive with 20 of Australia’s leading First Peoples arts practitioners as a facilitated workshop in April 2016 and again in 2017. Artform disciplines of music, dance, theatre, literature, visual arts and digital media came together over four days, and applicants were encouraged to be open to developing ideas collaboratively and across disciplinary silos. The aim of the four-day lab was to explore decolonising processes in the workshop that act as a catalyst for participants to creatively ideate and identify the potential for their arts contributions to respond and mediate knowledge transfer regarding a resurrection of decolonial options for sustainable futures, in light of future challenges all of humanity will face. He has run various other workshopping sessions with Australia Council including at the Arts Front gathering and twice for the Australia Council Leadership Exchange Program.