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 September 2013

Madge Gill and Cyanotypes

IMG_6258 IMG_6265 For an upcoming exhibition about the work of Madge Gill, I was asked to work with a group of children to create Madge Gill inspired fabric that could be transformed into a dress for display. The monocolour of cyanotypes struck me as the ideal way to interpret her work. The children recreated dreams that they'd had, traced them onto acetate and allowed the sun to transfer them onto fabric. I loved the way the work of each child harmonised on the big pieces above, and we still managed to give each person their own piece to take away.
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I remain an eternal fan of the imaginative drawing of children. Above, the sense of design, space and proportion of sisters Jasmine and Kira particularly caught my eye.