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.

10 October 2012

Lambeth Open - Warrior Studios

I enjoyed a thrilling visit to the Warrior Studios in Loughborough Junction, as part of Lambeth Open.  It's a long time since I've found so many overlaps with what I'm already doing, in one expedition!  I'm not sure if this is all a good thing, but it's left me feeling incredibly inspired, nonetheless.
In particular, Federica Dalla Vecchia is fascinated by many of the same things that I'm currently exploring.  This stunning quilt is made from envelopes.  And then, she has taken a host of disposable cups and created plaster moulds from them, playing with the variety of shapes, textures and patterns in objects that we usually throw away without consideration.
Jane Campbell is playing with plaster too, and reminded me that I can find potential even in the crumbled disasters.  Her work challenged me to think more widely about what I'm doing at the moment, which I will share very soon ...