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.

24 May 2011

The Art of Hendrick's Gin

A little excursion to Brighton this weekend brough me into contact with Brighton Fringe, and in particular, an 'event' organised by Hendricks Gin. It fascinated me on every level for bringing together all the art forms in such an eccentric and creative way - exploring the curisoity train was truly an adventure, and as you can see from the artwork, they have clearly engaged involved some brilliant illustrators in creating an eccentric, old fashioned and inspiring 'look' which flows from the advertising and the website right through to the train and the costumes of its staff. Hop on board for an interactive play, or book yourself in for some 'bibliotherapy', or simply explore the curiosities abourad the train. But above and beyond this, they had found the perfect key to engaging adults and persuading them to participate ... write a short and utterly eccentric story, read it to the barman and then exchange it for a gin and tonic!