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.

23 June 2011

Teenage Adventures in Textiles

MicolMy 10:15 club and I have been enjoying a textile extravaganza this term. Each week they try a new technique, or return to a piece from a previous week and build on it with threads, beads, pens, glitter, or the sewing machines. Chaos for the mess we make, but it's fun to see who takes to which techniques, and where people go with their chosen themes. Sebastian is adicted to the sewing machine. Isabella and Milly are absorbed in fabric pen work, which Leonie creates meticulous illustrated pieces.

This is Micol's elephant masterpiece, as she explores everything to do with Sri Lanka.