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.

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.