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.

28 September 2010

Las Manos de la Protesta

The Hands of Protest, Oswaldo Guayasamin, 1963-1965

When I was 17, I visited Paris, and Monet, Rodin and Picasso changed my life. It's been a long time since I felt that way, but I felt similar visiting the Museo Guayasamin in Quito yesterday. It's difficult to convey in words or reproductions the intensity of expression in every one of Guayasamin's paintings. The painting above is from one of the most incredible series, of hands and faces expressing every emotion. Even the more positive emotions convey a sense of devastation in the angularity of the features and the gaping black spaces. Surely, anybody who visits this place wants to paint like Guayasamin.