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.

3 September 2012

Cubist Collage

IMG_4436IMG_4443IMG_4448We spent a week looking at 'Isms of Art', and a glorious day looking at the Cubist Collages of Picasso and Braque. I took a risk with Liam's guitar and brought in that and my clarinet - it was lovely to give the children something really serious to draw and the ensuing atmosphere of focus and concentration was a highlight of my day, as I gradually added a new medium to the mix every five minutes. Finally, we photocopied the pictures and built them into a crazily eccentric collage - I think Picasso and Braque would have been proud of use!IMG_4444