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.

29 May 2012

Possibly the most incredible gift ever received

IMG_4023I don't think of myself as a 'hen do' type of person. But I couldn't resist an extra opportunity to introduce my favourite people to each other. What I didn't realise was that a 'hen do' leaves you feeling more special, more loved and more spoilt than you could ever imagine. For me, this was centred on the gift of a quilt, wondrously conceived and compiled by one of my bridesmaids, Emma, and contributed to by 20 of the world's best people (namely, my friends and family). Trying to describe it only reduces it to something less than it is. I leave you to imagine the story behind each square, the self-deprecating phrases of the allegedly 'non creative' friends and the fond memories shared by others.

485817_10150973908616151_628909935_n I guess when she dreamed up this project, Emma didn't anticipate the full extent of the 'participation' element, as we spent a happy half hour trying to guess who had contributed which square! 547094_10150973908381151_933872528_n
What more to say, but thank you ... thank you ... thank you ...