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.

16 August 2012

Tiny Fantasies

IMG_4355IMG_4347 Still the greatest opportunity in my working life to make a big, creative, joyful mess, is the Orleans House Gallery Holiday Activities.

Last week, responding to the tiny pictures in the Polemically Small exhibition, I worked with 4 - 10 year olds to create tiny books full of even tinier characters, and folded away into C7 envelopes.

After using wax resist and watercolours to create exotic backdrops, we explored different ways to create funny, mysterious, believable and magical creatures. These are a few of my favourites. IMG_4357