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.

9 September 2015

The Beginnings of the Little City

Full of beans, thoughts and creative energy (and as little time as ever!) from our recent trip to Norway. For starters, Liam and I finally started something that's been brewing in my mind for some time - to draw buildings that are meaningful to our lives onto wooden blocks. With the idea that these wooden blocks may become toys for imaginative play for Feets but also a memory and story of times and places for all of us. IMAG0298 I'd like to remind myself to be very flexible about this project, to give it the chance to grow. Perhaps with time Feets will draw on the blocks too. Perhaps friends and family will send us blocks with their own homes drawn on. Some will be big, others will be small. And though we start in black and white, perhaps we'll finish in colour. Anyway, it was fun to get started!