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.

31 May 2011

Lauren Child

It’s probably a bit of a cliché to follow the work of Lauren Child but I guess a popular author must be popular for a reason! I’d always noticed Lauren Child’s work, and was standing in ‘Tales on Moon Lane’, when I became completely bewitched by her version of ‘The Princess and the Pea’, alive with stage-set backgrounds, and her usual heavenly mix of drawing and collage characters. Amazing how such simple faces can catch so many people’s attention. Anyway, I’m inspired by her resistance to commercial fame, and determination to use her work for the benefit of the global community, by this article which I came across in my colleague’s Baby London magazine.