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.

12 November 2015

Origami Improvisation

IMG_7660For the first time I successfully experimented with folds to come up with my own origami shapes. I've tried in the past but you need quite a large bank of folds before you can get anywhere. So I was rather surprised and pleased to discover I'd made a kind of box - one that twists closed into an envelope, no less!

2 November 2015

The Art of Mashed Potato

IMAG0389One day it dawned on me that Feets was becoming a bit fearful of mess! It's tricky living in a rented house, but I can't have a daughter who doesn't enjoy a good bit of whole-hearted ... texture. So I made a batch of mashed potato while she slept, invited a friend round, and we got stuck in with straws, bottle tops and luridly coloured mash. Always worth having a friend round, I find - it doubles the value of the effort of preparing messy activities for a short attention span! IMAG0399