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.

24 February 2012

Sculpted Landscapes

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Landscapes 012Half Term last week, and building on the current 'landscapes' exhibition in the main gallery, I worked with the 6-9 year olds to create 'Sculpted Landscapes'.

I must say that, the main achievement was a calm, productive day with 30 children using mod roc, plasticine, drawing, painting, wire and tissue paper from 10am - 3pm, and only myself and an assistant. Often we are blessed with a team of amazing volunteers, but sickness and other projects took them elsewhere, and it was a good challenge to confirm that we are not utterly dependent on our volunteers!