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.

1 June 2010

Lace these days

Lace these days is not what it used to be! If you think of lace as something Victorian, something beautiful, delicate, white and, well a bit outdated, then, well so did I until my mum took up lacemaking again. I went 'home' the other evening to find her busy at the kitchen table ... the most exquisite combination of colours, textures and patterns. The pitter patter clatter of bobbins against each other, the thud of bobbins against backing (the sigh of recognising a mistake) ...

(I'm now the proud owner of this masterpiece!)