about

Tracy Satchwill

A multimedia artist with a passion for digital storytelling and an interest in social history, identity and social behaviour.  I create artistic and commercial projects for museums, heritage and other organisations, working between moving image, performance, illustration and installation. I am particularly interested in disjointed and nonlinear narratives that evoke a visceral response.


I work with collections, archival imagery, recordings and footage and develop community engagement programmes. I work with moving image using green screen, stop-motion and collage animation techniques. I also offer voice overs, sound effects and music.


My work has been represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery and shown across America and England including Somerset House, Guildhall Art Gallery, the Old Truman Brewery, the Science Museum and Empire State Building. I illustrated and co-published A Mermaid's Melody book and my work has been showcased in publications such as Aesthetica Creative Works and AOI Images 35.


My recent commissions include Water Marks , a heritage film for Wells Maltings Trust and The War is Over , a heritage film and community project for Colchester + Ipswich Museums. My video Striving for Perfection was shortlisted for the RSA Moving Pictures Award in 2018. My Masters Project Hysterical Females film, based in a surreal patriarchal world was screened in 2018 at Ilfracombe Film Festival and exhibitions marking the centenary of women’s suffrage and resulted in an MA in Communication Design with distinction at Norwich University of the Arts. I was also awarded Arts Council funding for my project Magna Carta Women, a four-piece collage on women's rights, which toured England in 2015. 


I am a Visiting Lecturer for the MA course at Norwich University of the Arts and been involved in many community projects and arts festivals.

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Behind Water Marks film

Find out what my clients are saying about my work.

tips for digital storytelling

I have put together a few tips for cultural organisations who are looking for inspiration to create new digital content from their collections.

CV

Tracy Satchwill

Born 1968, London

Lives and works in Norwich


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


SCREENINGS & FESTIVALS
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, Egham


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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


COMMISSIONS
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


PUBLICATIONS (ILLUSTRATED)
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)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (ARTICLES)
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


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


TEACHING
2018  Visiting Lecturer for MA , Norwich University of the Arts,
2016 Art Technician for 11- 18 year olds, Diss High School, Norfolk
2016 Facilitator for family and school activities, Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk
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


GRANTS & AWARDS
2018 Shortlisted for RSA Moving Picture Award

2015 Royal Holloway University grant

2014 Arts Council England grant


PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Project management, marketing, administration, education and retail and hotel management.

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collaborators

Peter Richards

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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. 

Will Hurt

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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

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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

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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 .