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 March 2014

Return to Plastic Bags

DSC_0853My fascination with plastic bags continues. Many people will have overheard me say "that one's a good colour - keep it!" Sadly I accumulate them, along with the glorious colours and textures of fruit nets, at a far greater rate than I can use them.

However, here finally is a finished project in full colour, in honour of my brother's 30th birthday and new home.
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Various experimentations - I used the heat press rather than an iron (great plan!), I joined pieces using a soldering iron rather than an iron (great plan!), and I used tiny pieces as decoration (not such a great plan, they are prone to curling, but perhaps a feature to take advantage of). Next stop ... a pink lantern!

21 March 2014

A Bowl of Golden Paper (Mache)

IMG_6454I began this bowl as an example for a workshop, and found myself addicted to finishing it, to become a gift for my parents' 40th Wedding Anniversary ... I should confess the origami embellishments were inspired by Francisca Prieto, who I stumbled across at the Summer Exhibition ... IMG_6456