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.

12 July 2014

New Georgians at Orleans House Gallery

IMG_6748 I took a flying visit round the New Georgians exhibition at Orleans House and was absolutely mesmerised by the playful and imaginative work of Michael Coldman, who has completed a residency on the theme of the Georgians at the Gallery.  An entire array of chintzy china, mixed integrated in some cases with stage set drawings, and at other times brought to life by characters as eccentric as corks and pipe cleaners, and frequently contemporarised by quotes which gave narrative and humour to every scene.  A hilarious collection from someone who doesn't take himself or art too seriously!IMG_6744