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.

30 March 2013

The Knitting and Stitching Show

I recently visited the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, and spent the consequent week exploding with enthusiasm, inspiration and ideas.  So many different techniques, ideas and colours caught my eye that I'd like to share them here over a few entries.  To begin ...

An exhibition by the Traditional Quiltmakers Group convinced me that the patient art of quilting can be both exquisitely beautiful and utterly creative. I still can't quite imagine taking on a project as ambitious as this but I was inspired neverthless!  
This is Whirligig by Lesley Hurrell.

... And a little extra today, for Laura Long's knitting - one of the best and most characterful ways for taking knitting out of the world of twee and into creativity, humour and versatility!