Here’s a press release that was sent out last month about my solo art exhibition:
Playful and theatrical artist and illustrator Tracy Satchwill will be exhibiting her first solo exhibition in Norwich at the Anteros Art Foundation. Inspired by history and narratives A World of Tales exhibition will showcase Satchwill’s vast collections of work including a new series inspired by ancient fairy tales. Renowned Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel will rub shoulders with mermaids, kings and queens, a famous crime writer and an unpopular French queen. Satchwill’s Arts Council awarded project Magna Carta Women will also be on show for the first time in Norwich. The collage comprises of four panels in the narrative style of the traditional stained glass windows and is of notable people who have made a significant contribution to the furtherment of women’s rights and freedoms over the last 800 years. The project toured England last year, coinciding with the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations.
Combining original photography with illustration, print and found objects, Satchwill’s artwork highlights her interest in the study of social history within a contemporary context. Her costumes, props and scenes are digitally created piece-by-piece, giving a unique process to her colourful work. She is also interested in theatre and a majority of her models are amateur actors.
Satchwill’s work has been featured in various exhibitions across the UK, Europe and America. In 2010 after completing her degree in illustration she was invited by The Courtaulds Institute of Art to join Exhibitionism: The Art of Display exhibition at Somerset House. Her Agatha Christie collection has received a wide response, touring America including the Empire State Building in New York and the famous Art Deco Hotel at Burgh Island, Devon. She was also invited to exhibit at Young Masters exhibition at Sphinx Fine Art Gallery, which features artist whose work is inspired by old masters. Her work has been shown at the Science Museum, Old Truman Brewery, Orleans House Gallery and recently the prestigious Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London.
Satchwill recently illustrated the front cover of the Women’s Institute magazine, which celebrated their centenary. In 2012 she illustrated and co-published a mermaid book
A Mermaid’s Melody. Her work has also been showcased in publications including Aesthetica Creative Works and AOI Images 35.
A World of Tales exhibition runs from 24 May to 4 June and there will be a private view on Thursday 26 May with a chance to talk to the artist, take a photo of yourself as Emily Pankhurst or Catherine of Aragon and watch videos of the artist’s process. Plus there will be a short artist talk and a chance to take home a souvenir.