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.

27 February 2017

Lentils and Pasta

IMG_7902I was looking for an escape from full-time role play that seems to define our lives at the moment. IMG_7903 We managed two pictures before Feets started pouring seeds from pot to pot, cooking me dinner and informing me that I was her and Daddy was me and ... she was very happy.

Above, dinner, complete with saucepan, plates, pasta, spoon and sauce. Left, a self portrait. I admit, I was the art technician and did all the glueing, following careful instructions.

20 February 2017

February

February 1I've coloured the month of February! This month also showcases one of my hubcap projects. Next step, I'm hoping to make an entire alphabet ...

13 February 2017

Bubble Printing

IMG_7917 Inspired by a bath scene in Catherine Rayner's Smelly Louis, Feets and I had a go at bubble printing. It was dubious who had more fun, especially after Feets swallowed a load of paint and decided I should do the rest of the bubble painting. It probably didn't help that I laughed. The image of my daughter with bright blue paint pouring out of her mouth will stay with me for some time! However, a full happy hour was passed, pouring bubbly paint from pot to pot before each print was blown and taken. IMG_7916