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.

26 January 2017

January

JanuaryThe first month of my colouring in calendar, a poor scan I'm afraid, but time is short ...

14 January 2017

Bean's Mobile

Mobile ImagesLiam and I began the slow, gentle art of collaboartion with a mobile for Feets before she was born. We wanted to do something similar for Bean - a black and white mobile again (it's all the poor souls can see), but we were running short of black and white animals having used them all up on Feets. 20170103_095427So we decided to look into the indigenous art of Liam's British Columbia.

With immense time pressure, Liam was more adventurous than me, and really got into the symbols and patterns of different groups. I copied my first few directly, and then got weary of the lack of imagination and finally braved having a go at designing my own, with a duck and a squirrel from our local park. The bottom row above are Liam originals, the top row are mine.

By copying the make up of Feets' mobile, I also finally conquered the art of making the mobile structure itself - so watch this space for many more mobiles to come!