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.

6 September 2017

World Illustration Awards at Somerset House

I made it to the World Illustration Awards exhibition at Somerset House - and I'm so pleased to have done so!  Sometimes I feel I spend too much time inspiring myself with illustration exhibitions when I drown myself in children's books at home every day, but this one - well, this exhibition was great.  Not just final images, but sketches in progress, a range of media, and interviews with artists.
And I was reminded of the wonder of illustration across the genre - that I am inspired by it every day in advertising, theatre, magazines ... Sometimes I feel embarrassed to be taking photos of billboards on tube journeys and collecting flyers simply because they're beautiful - this exhibition reminded me that this is exactly why I do that.  Above illustration, Ten Miles East wine label by Sam Pierpoint.
20170826_172123 It's too tempting to share everything, so here instead are the notes from my sketchbook!