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.

21 February 2011

Artist in Residence at MI6

Imagine getting into MI6 as an artist! Believe it or not, MI6 has indeed had an artist-in-residence, James Hart Dyke, and now we can see in, through an artist's eyes, to the world of intelligence, I-Spy, and always-looking-over-your-shoulder-ness. As an eternal fan of drawing, the spontaneity of the above is unsuprisingly one of my favourites, but others remind me in some ways of Victorian London, or of Renoir and others who captured the gloomy winter greyness of nineteenth century streets.
Since knowing Alison Drewitt, I've increasingly been inspired by the idea of artist residencies, and of getting to know a place so intimately that it becomes a part of your identity. Alison is the Queen of Brixton Windmill!