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.

31 March 2012

The Brixton Penny is Named

IMG_3762My contribution of fabric rag ribbons for the Naming Ceremony of the legendary Brixton Penny.

28 March 2012

Transforming T-Shirts

IMG_3701IMG_3699After a very focussed, intense project, I thought it would be fun to hand over complete creative freedom to my 10:15 club for their next project. I gave them each two t-shirts and challenged them to transform them in whatever way they liked...

Here, the masterpieces of Felix, Tilly, Andreas and Sean, in that order.

13 March 2012

Zoe's World

I stumbled across an old exhibition brochure at Orleans House Gallery and found myself in a thrilling world of people and activity. Zoe Kakolyris creates a beautiful array of naive paintings which, in the same way as children's characters, are full of the stories and the actions of her people. There's just something I really like about the way that every single person seems to be up to a different kind of mischief! And, though they might appear to be simple paintings, imagine the though that goes into composing a picture as busy as this...

5 March 2012