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.

2 May 2013

The Inspiration of Plastic Bags

IMG_5370 My final inspiration from the Knitting and Stitching Show ... Royal Museums Greenwich had a stunning display and participation stall filled with the crocheted bags of Akleriah. IMG_5369Joy! Here at last, people who knit with plastc bags and ambition!

My crochet and knitting has some way to go before I can create pieces like these but this moment reinvigorated both my determination to conquer these traditional techniques, and my inspiration to keep alive my collection of coloured plastic bags. Oh dear, more hoarding.