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.

18 February 2014

Isabella Blow at Somerset House

I treated myself to a trip to the Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House.  I have very little idea about fashion past, present or future, but I always love to explore the decadence of over-the-top, utterly impractical, richly and vibrantly textured costume, and the way it is crafted to fit the human form.
More than anything else, the exotic forms of Philip Treacy's hats caught my attention - what more decadent, indulgent, fanciful item to celebrate pure fashion?  And their shapes and forms were exquisite ... unlike clothing, hat design is an almost entirely sculptural concept, to form something simply to perch on or around the head ...
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