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.

4 October 2015

Oyvind Torseter

Inspired as I was by the curating of the Children's Art Gallery in Bergen, it also allowed me to explore a Norwegian children's illustration.  My favourite discovery was Oyvind Torseter, who works with drawings, collage and 3d papercraft to create his scenes, which are photographed.  Beautiful and inspiring!  And without seeing one of his hand-crafted landscapes in the exhibition, it's hard to imagine how the 'flat' illustrations in the books were once so utterly 3 dimensional.