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.

12 August 2012

Carnival Parade: Brazil

IMG_0049aBrazil was perhaps the most flamboyant country of the Carnival Parade. I handed the creation of the figureheads over to the 10:15 Club, who worked with Michelle Reader to come up ambitious sculptures which combined the base shape of a football with the creatures of the jungle.
And I worked myself with Year 7 from Teddington School to create an embroider- ed Amazon Rainforest for the banner, with a wide assortment of techniques, threads, beads and colours.
IMG_4056Middle photo credit to David Shepherd