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.

12 July 2011

Brixton Art Gallery

I've often observed, as I'm sure have many others, that Brixton is the kind of hub that ought to have an Art Gallery. I have my eye on the closed 'Rest is Noise' pub, or one of the closed shops down the road behind it, I don't really mind where. Brixton is enough of a social, creative and commercial hub that it simply ought to accommodate a Gallery of some description. Probably quite an eccentric one.

Well, it transpires that there was, indeed a Gallery, between 1983 and 1986 - a dynamic, active, thriving community of artists with a physical hub and a broad programme of exhibitions. It's quite a nostalgic experience to dig through their online archives and discover what was here, not so very long ago...