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.

1 March 2013

Objects, Memories and Patterns

Whitefarm Lodge Session 2 005I've had the privilege to work with a group of older people in a residential home on a project that began with patterns and moved through objects and memories to create more patterns. Whitefarm Lodge February 2013 007It was also an opportunity to work in a collaborative way to an extent that I haven't done in a long time. I invited a very talented volunteer, Sarah Cowley, to work with me on the project and the depth and richness she gave it balanced my anxieties about time. Credits to Sarah for her vision and hours of work in putting it together. A participant who opened up more with each session said he would remember it each time he passed the hanging in the corridor ... I hope he does!