about Tracy

Tracy Satchwill is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in moving image and sound, performance, collage, objects and installation. She works with mixed media, photography, collections and archival materials. She creates documentary, experimental and short fictional films using sound, green screen, stop-motion and collage animation techniques.

Her artistic interests include history, ideologies and social structures that shape our contemporary behaviours, perspectives and expectations of women, focusing on identity, stereotypes, body and social behaviour. Her work aims to challenge and comment on society.

Tracy also works with museums, heritage, archives and galleries on heritage and community participation projects. Her commissions include  Water Marks, a heritage film for Wells Maltings Trust, The War is Over, an artist-led community project on WWI for Ipswich Museums,  Making East London, a short heritage film for University of London using oral histories and The Yag House, an animation for North Lincolnshire Museum focusing on youth culture in Scunthorpe. 

Tracy's work has been presented at: The Courtauld Institute of Art (Somerset House, UK), The Guildhall Art Gallery (London), the Old Truman Brewery (London), the Science Museum (London), Empire State Building (New York),  Norwich Film Festival (UK), Vane Gallery (Newcastle), Wild Gallery (Brussels), Ilfracombe Film Festival (UK), 35 Chapel Walk (Sheffield), Burgh Island Hotel (Devon), Orleans House Gallery (Richmond), and The Sphinx Fine Art Gallery (London). Her Magna Carta Women project toured England in 2015 as part of the Magna Carta celebrations, which was awarded Arts Council funding. Hysterical Females, an experimental film exploring discrimination against Edwardian women screened at events and galleries marking the centenary of women’s suffrage in 2018.

Tracy has been represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery, with work shown across America and England. Her artwork has been published in Aesthetica Creative Works and AOI Images and her video Striving for Perfection  was shortlisted for the RSA Moving Image award in 2018. She recently completed a residency at Lowestoft Library with BLOC, exploring the impact of women ageing and been awarded a bursary for the a-n Coaching programme 2019.

Tracy's current research explores social issues around appearance and the desire for perfection looking at contemporary topics on identity, technology and competitiveness. The outcome will be a short film and exhibition entitled Plastic Roses.

Tracy Satchwill is based in Norwich, UK.


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Tracy Satchwill

Born 1968, London

Lives and works in Norwich

2017 MA Communication Design (Distinction), Norwich University of the Arts
2010 BA (Hons) Illustration: Design (2:1), University of Plymouth

2019 Screening of Water Marks at Norwich Film Festival, Norwich

2019 Screening of Hysterical Females at Stream, Wharf Chambers, Leeds

2018 Screening of Hysterical Females at The Video Art Film Club, Leyden Gallery, London
2018 Screening of Hysterical Females at Ilfracombe Film Festival, Ilfracombe
2018 Screening of Hysterical Females at Sister//Cister, The Old Red Bus Station, Leeds
2018 Screening of Hysterical Females at Wo/, Vane Gallery, Newcastle 
2018 Screening of Hysterical Females at Fighting Talk, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield
2018 Screening of Hysterical Females at Dame of the Hour, St James’ Wine Vaults, Bath
2018  Screening of Hysterical Females at Suffrage! Education, Activism and Votes for Women, Royal Holloway University

2016  A World of Tales, Anteros Art Foundation, Norwich
2015 Magna Carta Women touring programme funded by the Arts Council, Guildhall Art Gallery, Royal Holloway University of London, Brunel University, Sarum College, Devon Guild of Craftsmen & others
2014  A World of Murder & Mayhem, Haddon Galleries, Torquay
2013  Agatha, a life of ladders and snakes, Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea
2012  Truth or Fallacy, Harbour House, Kingsbridge
2011  Women to Remember, Greenway National Trust, Greenway

2019 Co-op(t) presents: Arty Party 2: Integrate, Holyhead Studio Basement & The West Indian Centre, Coventry

2018  Suffrage! Education, Activism and Votes for Women, Royal Holloway University, Egham
2017  New, NUA, Newest, East Gallery, Norwich
2016  Cley16: In Norfolk Now, Cley-next-the-sea, Norfolk
2016  Stopjectify, Gallery Different, London
2014  The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2014  Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Ivybridge
2012/3  Art at the Top, Empire State Building, New York
2012  Slick Brussels, Wild Gallery, Brussels
2011  Life as Theatre, Mint Hotel, Westminster, London
2011  Young Masters, The Sphinx Fine Art Gallery, London
2011  Works on Paper, Science Museum, London
2010  Young Masters Revisited, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2010/1  Exhibitionism: The Art of Display, Somerset House, London
2011-16 Selected Art Fairs in London, Norfolk and America

2019 Making East London, University College of London
2019 So What Next? animation, Norwich University of the Arts
2018 Water Marks film, Wells Maltings Trust, Wells next the sea
2018 Ipswich and the Armistice film, Ipswich & Colchester Museums, Ipswich

2015 WI Life Magazine, Issue. 70, September (Cover)
2012 A Mermaid’s Melody, Blue Wave Publishers (Cover & interior illustrations)
2011 North East Life, Issue n/a, June (Interior)

2015 Article: My Magna Carta Tribute, My Weekly
2015 Article: This Woman’s Work, Devon Life
2014 Article: Capturing History in my Garden, English Riviera magazine
2014 Article: Beat chats with artist Tracy Satchwill, Beat Magazine
2014 Article: Take Art, Places Magazine
2013 Image: Exeter Living
2011 Image: Aesthetica Creative  Works Annual 2012, Aesthetica Publishing
2011 Image: Images 35 Best of British Illustration 2011, AOI Publication


2019 BLOC_LAB Residency, Lowestoft, Norfolk

2019 Shortlisted for Unfolding Origins, Chrysalis Arts Development, Yorkshire

Royal Holloway University of London
Works held in private collections in UK and Australia

2018  Visiting Lecturer for MA course , Norwich University of the Arts,
2013/4 Visiting Lecturer for A Level photography , Kingsbridge College, Devon
2011/3 Visiting Lecturer for FdA Visual Arts , South Devon College, Paignton
2010/3 Workshop Instructor for 8-12 year olds, Create Workshops, Devon


2018 Shortlisted for RSA Moving Picture Award

2019 StartEast grant

2015 Royal Holloway University grant

2014 Arts Council England award

Project management, marketing, administration, education and retail and hotel management.



Peter Richards


Sound Designer, Editor & Advisor

Peter has 30 years of experience in sound and music, ranging from audio restoration & editing to sound sourcing and musical composition. His background is in French horn, guitar and music technology.​ He particularly loves genres that are innovative and evolving. 

Kate Hulme


Cultural Consultant & Writer

Kate uses an integrated, audience focussed, storytelling approach to communications planning and writing for museums and brands. 

Will Hurt


Digital Artist & Programmer

Will programmes computers to create brightly coloured, playful, digital interactives targeting people of all ages & abilities. His projects bring people together, forging connections and affording them a moment to play, leaving them with lasting memories of novel playful experiences. Hurt’s work has been exhibited around the world due to its stand-out aesthetic, engaging immediacy and technical resilience.

David Satchwill


Voice Over Artist, Writer & Actor

David started treading the boards when he began his ghost walk business in 2006. He has been involved in plays, pantomimes & musicals. His favourite role is playing the baddie King Rat in Dick Whittington. He is also great at creative writing. 

Kellen Playford


Filmmaker & Workshop Facilitator

Kellen is skilled in film, television, public relations & broadcasting. He has strong operations skills and  studied BA in Film and Television Production at Brunel University and an MA (distinction) in Moving Image and Sound at Norwich University of the Arts . 


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