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.

31 August 2010

Faris Badwin and the Art of Doodling

I followed the trail of some doodles I spotted in the newspaper ... and found hundreds of pages covered with circles and lines to create contorted figures, grotesqueries and eccentric delights. This is Faris Badwin at The Book Club in Shoreditch. Clearly the man has a unique mind and an obsessive hand, but the result is incredible. I responded by ordering a mug of coffee and opening my notebook to doodle.

I've never been a doodler. I once informed my tutor that I don't draw from my imagination. But maybe, having seen these, maybe, just maybe maybe, I will begin ...