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.

13 August 2011

Characterising the Winds

Collograph 003Summer Holidays again, and a week of activities, 'Elements of Art'. So with the teenagers (well, 9-14s), we printed air, so to speak. I've long been drawn to the characters of the different winds as expressed in fables and drawn into the corners of ancient maps, so I asked my groups to think of how they could characterise the winds in the collographs. From the aggressive north wind to the cheeky east wind and gentle west wind, we had a lovely selection of plates to print from.
Collograph 007
As is often the case with collographs, some got luckier than others in the final prints they achieved form their plates, but here is one print and one plate, to give you a taste ...