Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working with museums and galleries, and an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects.

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.

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...