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.

20 September 2015

The Children's Art Museum

IMAG0250 An absolute highlight of our Norwegian trip, my little dream come true, a gallery just for children ... and it was fabulous. The current exhibition in the Kunstlab at KODE 4 in Bergen celebrated children's illustrators. With reproductions of a range of illustrations displayed at low levels, there was a range of incredible, experiential installations for children to interactive, to climb into the worlds of the stories.
From a netted room with movable elastic 'web', to a dark room with a bouncy furry floor, ladders that climbed through holes into another world, and golden treasures that dangled from the sky. Small worlds to peer into and rearrange and a natural looking floor with mysterious mountains bulging from it. And then, there was a whole series of commissioned sculptural pieces that interpretted the illustrations too. Displayed behind glass, these ones, I found them inspiring as artefacts in themselves. Feets was in paradise!