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.

7 October 2015

Colouring In

Norway (4) I've discovered a new addiction! I'm prone to browsing the new wave of beautiful colouring books for adults in the book shops. But I can't bring myself to buy one, because I would want to spend the time colouring something I've drawn myself. But I'm not so good at drawing from my imagination. How many times have I noted into my sketchbook the instruction 'doodle more'. So after half an hour flicking the pages of Secret Garden by Johanna Basford, I decided I'd better start some doodling. And colouring my 'doodle' became an absorbing, addictive way to pass my spare moments in Norway. And then, I began to think about this very stylised approach as I gazed over the fjord at Gudvangen. Without my sketchbook to hand, I began to consider how I would 'stylise' the trees and houses and their reflections, and later I sat down to doodle again. Perhaps the picture below will be coloured in eventually too ... Norway (2)