Tracy Satchwill is a freelance audiovisual practitioner and visual artist who is passionate about storytelling. She works with cultural organisations to develop affordable creative projects that: unlock new perspectives on collections, stories and places, enhance the learning offer, combine historical information with contemporary themes and target new audiences. She also develops proposals for funding opportunities for artist residencies, community engagement projects and educational programmes.
She is interested in experimental animation using live action; archival and contemporary footage, imagery and audio; memorabilia; objects; textures; and mark making. She works with artefacts and collections, archival imagery, recordings and footage to develop engaging, fun and educational projects that communicate playful stories. She creates moving images using green screen, stop-motion and collage animation techniques. She also collaborates with a professional team to offer voice overs, sound effects and music.
Her recent commissions include Water Marks, a heritage film for Wells Maltings Trust and The War is Over, a World War I film and community project for Colchester + Ipswich Museums. Her video Striving for Perfection was shortlisted for the RSA Moving Pictures Award in 2018. Hysterical Females film, which interpreted the history of Suffragettes, was screened in 2018 at Ilfracombe Film Festival and exhibitions marking the centenary of women’s suffrage. She was also awarded Arts Council funding for her project Magna Carta Women, a four-piece artwork on the history of women’s rights, which toured England in 2015.
Her 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. Her artwork has been showcased in publications such as Aesthetica Creative Works and AOI Images.
To view her videos, please visit her Vimeo page
“The film is – quite frankly – stunning.
You’ve not only captured the spirit of the brief, but have also created something that is hugely accessible, evocative, charming and beautiful. I can see our visitors being captivated and entertained hugely. We are incredibly privileged to have been able to work with you”