Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

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.

17 May 2012

Twickenham Carnival 2012

IMG_3990[1]This term, I have generously handed over my Art Clubs to other artists, and am working to coordinate and deliver outreach workshops across the Borough of Richmond, with the intention to create all the banners, figureheads and floats for the Twickenham Carnival parade, alongside another artist, Caroline Jones. IMG_3992[1] The theme for this years Carnival is 'Olympic Countries', and we have selected ten countries which have a relation- ship with Richmond. The aim is to create a banner and figurehead for each, and to coordinate Art Club and other group leaders to work with children on costumes, flags and instruments that they can wave or play in the parade. IMG_3989[1] In these photos, Year 7 at Teddington School are working on the Brazilian banner, each creating an embroid- ered tree, fungi or other rainforest foliage, which will be assembled together to create an Amazonian Rainforest scene.