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Exhibiting at Museum + Heritage Show

Magna Carta Women
Tracy Satchwill on right discussing Magna Carta Women exhibition

Exhibiting at Museum + Heritage Show, stand R6 on 15 & 16 May 2019 at Olympia, London.

It’s great meeting up with like minded people who have a passion for museums and heritage. The Museum + Heritage Show is an annual event for all museum personnel to discover new ideas and opportunities and explore new ways of working. It’s a chance to meet up with over 150 suppliers and consultants ranging from designers of scenic dioramas to producers of themed aromas; from fit-out contractors to retail suppliers, and everything in between! Plus there’s over 50 talks covering subjects such as engaging with a young audience, creating immersive experiences and dealing with challenging conversations.

This will be my first visit as an exhibitor to this event and am looking forward to meeting up with cultural organisations to discuss their projects. This could include creating fresh perspectives on collections, stories or sites, creating an education programme or developing a community engagement project. I hope I can help them develop exciting audiovisual projects.


The aim of my work is to create engaging, fun and educational projects that communicate stories. I work in moving image and illustration and create exhibition artwork and deliver workshops. My aims are to transform museums from a place of information and authority to one of fun and curiosity, to create fresh perspectives on collections, stories and places and to make evocative, captivating and playful artwork that challenges viewpoints and encourages discourse.

Workshop at a Residential Care Home to create dialogue & artwork for The War is Over film

I work with cultural organisations to develop affordable creative projects that unlock new perspectives on collections, stories and places, include outreach & community engagement programmes that enhance the learning offer, combine historical information with contemporary themes, target new audiences and develop proposals for funding opportunities.

DVD Cover for The War is Over commissioned by Ipswich Museum

”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”.

Simon Daykin, Director of Wells Maltings Trust
Still from Water Marks commissioned by Wells Maltings Trust

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.

Still from Water Marks commissioned by Wells Maltings Trust

I am looking forward to talking to people who are passionate about museums and heritage. In the meanwhile I have put together some tips in the video below for ways to create a fresh perspective on stories, collections and sites.

Tips on creating digital content for cultural organisations

The equipment and marketing materials for attending the Museum + Heritage Show is supported by the StartEast Grant Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Arts Council England Creative Local Growth Programme.

Supported by the StartEast programme.

A World of Tales exhibition-Norwich

An Eternal Dream
An Eternal Dream

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.

The Iceni Queen
The Iceni Queen

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.

The Secret Ball
The Secret Ball

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 MuseumOld 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.

Magna Carta Women
Magna Carta Women

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.

Queen Boudicia joins CLEY 16

I am excited to start a new project for the year.

I was pleased to be selected for CLEY 16 by guest curator Hugh Pilkington. The contemporary exhibition is an annual event and artworks are exhibited across the town of Cley next the sea including works on the beach and church. There isn’t a theme but the title will be In Norfolk Now.

As I am new to the area I thought it would be appropriate to create something about Norfolk and after all the mind mapping I came back to my favourites: history and women.

I was particularly interested in Queen Boudicia and the Iceni tribe from the Celtic era and would like to explore this further. There’s a start to the project.

Boudicia process 1

Boudicia process

I am particularly interested in the celtic patterns and artwork and would also like to display in an oval shape.


We meet up in February so I am sure things will change!