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 January 2013

Wendy Horler

As I finished writing my last entry and came to putting in the links, I made the joyful discovery that my friend Wendy has a new website.

And as I looked through images of lots of familiar work, I realised again how brilliantly her experimental, playful approach are infused all the way through with her sense of humour.  A few of my favourites ...

I love this picture, even more so because it's simply called 'Weird Flower'!
Wendy is, in my opinion, a 3d artist at heart.  It's tricky to choose a favourite, but we really overlap when it comes to our love of playing with ways to use the things we stumble across, whether scraps of metal or leaves from the garden.
This came from a dream, I think, one of the two paintings on display at Discerning Eye.