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.

11 June 2014

Work in Progress

photo 3Since the Autumn, I've been pootling away at a textured, textile playmat for Feets. I knew it wouldn't be ready by the time she arrived ... it wasn't ... but I still find the odd half hour to add a few more rags, and one day it will be finished!

In the meantime, I feel the most enormous joy and satisfaction when children take an interest in it. Kai, at 7 months, was running his hands all over it and Penny at 3 years treated it as a springboard for all sorts of imaginings. Hopefully by the time it's finished, there will still be some mileage in it for Feets!