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.

3 April 2012

The Grand Landscape Installation

IMG_3785My Adventurers Art Club and I spent the entirety of last term working towards a 'grand landscape installation', which we spent a glorious hour putting together with the help of George, inspirational volunteer, in the last Art Club of term. I have never known a group as young as this to be quite so brilliant at collaborating, and the joy in watching them debate where to put things and how to arrange them is the best return for hard work that anyone could ask!
IMG_3793The project began with drawing our dreams and aspirations, inspired by an exhibition in the Stables Gallery, and then using torn up photocopies of these to create papier mache hot air balloons. Meanwhile, we created a collaborative scree printed landscape to form a back drop, painted toilet roll middles to hang as part of the sky and the trees, and constructed a 'bird's eye view' of Richmond for the ground.