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.

23 August 2010

Someday ... Longing in London

In a glorious afternoon of exhibition ambling, I found Charlene Lam in a cosy corner of her exhibition at Craft Central ... as an ex-pat in London, she's exploring her relationships with New York and with London and between the two, but you can tell she's as devoted to London as we all are. Two joyous discoveries for me ... she strolls along the banks of the Thames at low tide, and collects all sorts of ceramic goodies, but most incredibly, thousands and thousands of pipe pieces - as in smoking pipes. Put together they look incredibly beautiful. Apparently pottery was the plastic of the past - and just as disposable. Her collections remind me of wandering through the woods as a child and collecting the empty bullet cartridges ... and of my brother collecting smoothed down coloured glass on the beach.

The other joyous discovery: she's another fan of envelope interiors! She has an array of boxes wrapped neatly in inside-out envelopes. I feel that perhaps I should start a club of people who share the joy of envelopes!