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.

23 September 2015

Norwegian Sketchbook - Water

Norway (7) With rain, husband and child, I didn't find so many opportunities to sketch 'live' in Norway.  It always seems to me that I should be drawing 'the real thing' while I can, but more often I found myself looking at things to remember them, and trying to figure out how I might draw them later.  It's quite liberating to throw the 'observational Norway (6) drawing rulebook' out of the window and experiment with drawing from memory and imagination!  One day, I was at Kinsarvik and tried to figure out just how to make water 'move'.  I did a few quick drawings out, and a few more quick experiments that evening.  Not there yet - this is a challenge to explore further!