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.

29 April 2011

Lessons in Lino Print

IMG_0004My first steps into two-colour lino printing ... as my friends populate the next generation, I thought printing would be the perfect way to welcome their little ones into the world. Aiming to finish for the arrival of the Brixton Penny, little did I realise that a) she'd arrive early, and b) I needed to allow for well over half to be well below gift-standard.

Here are a few things that may, just possibly go wrong in your second lino layer ... take a deep breath ... second layer not quite lined up with the first; too much ink; too little ink, the tile somehow moves under the press; oil mysteriously appears on the tile (okay, not mysteriously, from your fingers) and causes a resist; the chiselled-away (white) areas turn out no longer to be chiselled-away enough ... to name but a few!