multi media artist passionate about historic storytelling
I love to tell a story.
A new thinking & fresh approach to history
'History is strongly embedded in my practice. I approach the subject by making my own commentary, playfully intermingling fact and fiction within a contemporary context.
I interpret historical narratives in a non-literal way by creating imaginary worlds based on facts however within a theatrical and fictional platform.
My focus on the perceptions and experiences of people rather than factual events, enables me to explore the creative potentials and new method of storytelling'.
Tracy Satchwill is a multi-media artist who is passionate about historic storytelling. She brings history alive through analogue and digital collages, which includes photographing and filming models. She works on heritage and commercial projects, offering still and moving image. Her practice includes researching and collating resources and she offers animation, exhibition artwork, performance, film, sound, illustration for book, merchandise and editorial.
She has recently completed an MA in Communication Design with distinction at Norwich University of the Arts, creating Hysterical Females film, programmed to screen in Bath, Egham, Sheffield, Leeds & Newcastle this year. She was also awarded Arts Council funding for her project Magna Carta Women which toured England in 2015. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions in America and England including Somerset House, Guildhall Art Gallery, the Old Truman Brewery, the Science Museum and Empire State Building. She illustrated and co-published A Mermaid's Melody book and her work has been showcased in publications such as Aesthetica Creative Works and AOI Images 35.
She has been involved in many community projects and arts festivals, working as an arts facilitator for family events, workshop instructor with Create Workshops and visiting lecturer for A level, undergraduates and postgraduates students.