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.

22 November 2014

The (almost) Finished Rag Rug

IMG_7334 Some time ago I shared my Rag Rug project as a 'work in progress'. Some time later, I finished it, a touchy feely, playmat for my daughter. Of course, I have, to date, slowed at the final and far less interesting step of mounting and backing the rug, but I thought I'd share the finished product in the meantime. My learning curves ... while I'm delighted with the multi-sensory effects of the rug, I wouldn't mix applique and rag rugging in quite this way again, as the rag rugging dominates so far over the applique shapes. It would work well with bigger, bolder shapes, perhaps, or reapeated patterns. For example, the red shapes are snails, but sadly their necks have disappeared in a sea of rags!