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.

20 February 2011

An Ambitious Week of Printmaking

Screenprint 005 Every class of the Unicorn School came to visit Orleans House a couple of weeks ago, and we decided to give each class a different experience of printmaking, in response to the Stables Gallery exhibition by Richmond Printmakers. It was an ambitious task, screenprinting with 22 seven and eight year olds in 90 minutes, but they did an amazing job!

Collograph 012

... And finally I was able to share my newfound passion for collography with a class of Year 5s. Once again, time was tight, but we all learnt a lot and they produced some stunning pieces. I particularly liked this one, and I hope the artist prints it again, as we found that one or two of the plates had begun to dry out by the time they reached the printing press.