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.

13 August 2010

Madalaine's Charms

This is why I will never stop working with children: I challenge them to create strange and crazy characters, and amidst the array of dinosaurs, aliens, monsters, kittens and strange animal hybrids, somebody takes it upon herself to do something entirely different ... and inifitely creative as a result.

These are Madalaine's Charms. She couldn't say where the idea came from, only that there are sixty of them; she made one and thought of making sixty. There is something delicate and whimsical about them that makes me wish I'd made them myself!

And what difference between this and something that appears in the Tate or Hayward? Although the themes are very different, it somehow reminds me of Susan Hillier's From the Freud Museum - something about the organisation and sensitivity, I think.