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.

31 December 2013

The Christmas Card Factory


8 December 2013

Collagraphs with Little People

Half term workshop_2013 (5) Over half term, I finally returned to my favourite printing technique - collagraph printing, with 4-7 year olds, and 7-10 year olds in the afternoon. Half term workshop_2013 (18) We took inspiration from the lovely exhibition in the Stables Gallery - Kate Lockhart vs John Lockhart which, with many city-based paintings, is a lovely theme to grasp and adapt for collograph printing. Autumn Half term_2013 027 I decided to be ambitious, and use the messy inks, soaked paper and the printing press, all within our two hour workshop. Half term workshop_2013 (23) Thanks to the help of our amazing intern team, the ambition paid off and we came up with some beautiful prints! Autumn Half term_2013 033

1 December 2013

John's Retirement Gift

Retirement I finally found a photo of this illustration, which I did for my father's retirement, sitting in a campsite in Foz do Iguazu, almost three years ago!