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.

13 September 2015

The Evangerista

IMAG0103The most adventurous accommodation of our Norwegian trip was to stay at the Kunstkafe of Mona Nordaas in Evanger, a tiny hamlet by a lake. It was a challenge with a small child and the wet weather, but nevertheless the hostel-cum-cafe was an inspiration! Mona is an artist and has made her home her art, filling it with strange sculptures and intriguing textiles. It tempted me again towards dreams of painting flowers all over the walls of our home, something I'd never get away with! IMAG0109 However, I was also bewitched and inspired by the pictures of Mona's installation art - a technique that really resonate for me, if only I had the space to work this way! Mona creates floor installations with found materials and ephemera. Usually pattern or spiritual based designs, they are large, colourful and bewitching and make lovely use of the magical things that we find all the time!
Must do something with all my bits and pieces! Colour tubs? Mona and I also discussed the brilliance of doing activities in this style with families, where everyone can contribute to something beautiful and bigger than themselves.