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.

23 January 2013

Orleans House Gallery Art Clubs Colouring Book

Animals2Last term I realised a project with the Orleans House Art Clubs that had been in my mind for some time. I asked all five art clubs, 75 children aged between 5 and 15, to contribute line drawings of the Gallery and its surrounds, along with the creatures real and imagined who might live there.Surrounds 2

I compiled elements of all their work into a 16 page colouring book which they took home for Christmas.

Here, you see a page from the animals spread and another from the Gallery buildings and features spread.  Equally appealing was to spend a few hours when I'd finished, colouring it in on photoshop!