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.

27 February 2011

Lino Envy

Richmond Printmakers have an exhibition in the Stables Gallery in Richmond. I am suffering lino envy; awe, inspiration, a kind of wistful nostalgia at the elegant beauty of three (well, one has disappeared by being sold - my favourite - someone had good taste) enormous lino prints by Tessa Charles, which explore the graceful lines of plants and birds. It's something to do with the balance of white spaces and dark spaces, and simple, elegant patterning in keeping with the themes. And the colours - not as simple as black and white, but at the same time discreet, harmonious and unintrusive to the elegance of design.

All very timely, since I'm playing around with jungle-inspired prints at the moment.