Approved: 16.12.2011

Tracy Satchwill

Artist, Digital designer, Film-maker

Approved: 16.12.2011

Tracy Satchwill is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in moving image and sound, performance, collage, objects and installation. 

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    Artist Statement

    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 green screen, stop-motion and collage animation techniques.

    Her 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), 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.

    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 recently 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.

    CV & Education

    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 (2:1), University of Plymouth

    SCREENINGS & FESTIVALS
    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

    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
    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

    COMMISSIONS
    2019 The YAG House animation, North Lincolnshire Museum
    2019 Making East London animation, 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

    RESIDENCIES
    2019 BLOC_LAB Residency, Lowestoft, Norfolk
    2019 Shortlisted for Unfolding Origins, Chrysalis Arts Development, Yorkshire

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

    TEACHING
    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

    AWARDS
    2018 Shortlisted for RSA Moving Picture Award

    GRANTS
    2019 StartEast grant
    2015 Royal Holloway University grant
    2014 Arts Council England award

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