Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

11 June 2010

Teenage Life Drawing

The first time I introduced my 10:15 Club to Life Drawing, they squirmed uncomfortably at the idea, turned their (beautiful) drawings around in shame and left all their work behind afterwards. So I vowed to do it with them once a term. This was the second time, and they accepted their fate with resignation, creating an incredibly array of drawings. It was incredible how they opened up to the idea of drawing freely, working on a large scale, using an array of techniques from masking tape to graphite to ink and sticks. This is Micol's work - she has transformed herself into an incredibly talented artist this year!