Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

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.

27 August 2010

Indonesian Rod Puppets

The Object-handling base at the Horniman Museum has a glorious collection of Indonesian rod puppets or Wayang Golek, which have always caught my eye for their colours, mystery and exoticism. More accessible to children are some simplified rod puppets made from paper mache, which I have long thought would make a delightful workshop project.

'Art of the World' at Orleans House was a great opportunity to take this adventure abroad ... Here, Emilie and Amun bring their Indonesian Lady and their Elephant vibrantly to life!