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.

19 June 2013

The Joys of Linocut

Yumi 2Scissors Paper Cloth have been looking at Linocut. It's incredibly satisfying to carve directly into something so soft and malleable, and amazing how quickly everybody got into the swing of. Some people stuck to the joys of monochrome printing, while others took on the challenges of registration. GillianPeople who are attracted to lino cut (including myself) are often painfully perfectionist, it seems to me, and invariably need somebody else to point out how truly wonderful the results are, while the artist themselves just notice the bit that didn't quite line up, or missed the frame or had too much or too little ink ... For me, though, I thought there were some amazing outcomes, and the versatility of the medium came through in how different each person's style was. Ruth Goodwyn 2Here we have, from top to bottom, pieces by Yumi, Gillian and Ruth.