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.

24 January 2016

The Amazing World of M C Escher

At the last possible minute, I made it along to the Escher exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery.  I knew about Escher's 'impossible pictures' and I find them very clever.  I love, as you have probably realised, black and white illustration.  So I was bound to enjoy the exhibition. But, for me, his 'impossible pictures' are very graphic, very accurate and architectural, and what really blew my mind were the tessellations.  I find myself consumed with the beauty and impossibility of transforming shapes while retaining the familiarity of natural forms.  The absolute queen of the exhibition, for me, was Metamorphosis II. The magic of transforming from one shape to another ... and then another ... and another ... his draughtmanship is amazing.  His mind is incredible.  Watch this space - one day I will succeed at some form of tessellation of my own.