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.

15 January 2014

Applied Monoprint with Scissors Paper Cloth

Taking the form of decoration from my candle holders, I introduced the wide possibilities of applying monoprinted tissue paper to a range of forms and vessels, to Scissors Paper Cloth. Many of the other techniques we've shared have been quite open-ended in their style, and I wasn't sure how this one would move develop in the minds of my creative participants. Perhaps it would be too rigid and not leave scope enough for their own experimentation?
I needn't have worried.  From smudging ink, painting on top of the prints, applying prints to existing paintings and rubbing work off with a sponge, everyone seemed to find a different way to interpret the techniques!

Here is work by Lindsey (above) and Charlotte (below).