Art Gallery

Art is very important in Castle Key.  Emily's mum. Maria Wild is a super-talented artist. And the island has its very own art gallery. The Trago Gallery, named after the local world-famous surrealist artist, Digory Trago. In fact, there's a whole story based on art in The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece.
Trago Gallery
If you are a reader, you will know that there are exhibitions of local artists' work on display in Dotty's Tea Rooms. I've had a chat with Dotty and she has agreed to display a major exhibition of all your work in her cafe.

If you would like to see your picture here, please send it as an attachment (a scan or a photo) to the e-mail address in the speech bubble (don't forget to ask an adult's permission first.)

You could send in pictures of characters or scenes from Adventure Island, or even from Secrets of the Tombs. Dotty loves to add a touch of far-flung glamour to the walls of the tea-rooms with some pictures of Egypt, China or Mexico!
 
The Art Gallery is sponsored by the Castle Key Tourist Board.

Castle Key? Peaceful?
 I don't think so!

Dotty is delighted to announce an exciting new exhibition for February 2017
Ancient Egypt by Lyndon Green Junior School, Y5






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Special Exhibition
The Mystery of the Whistling Caves, Part One
by Nathan and Charly, Bishop Martin CE Primary School
Liverpool
This brilliant and original display uses collage and painting to show the story of The Mystery of the Whistling Caves, chapter by chapter.
(Part 2 coming soon)
Well done, Nathan and Charly. I especially loved the attention to detail, including the inside of the lighthouse, with all the floors in the right order!

Jack and Scott arrive at Stone Cottage

Jack and Scott explore Castle Key

Jack and Scott go to the castle and then meet Emily at the cow field


They go to the Lighthouse and then to Dotty's Cafe
The inside of The Lighthouse: note Emily's room on the top floor
They go to the castle and the library, tracking down suspects
To the bookshop for Mr Piggott's book and interviewing Pete Morley while he mends a roof.

Special Exhibition
Madley Brook Primary School, Witney
Mystery Story Cover Designs

I was so impressed with all these mystery stories by Y3 and Y4. 
If you think the cover artwork and design is amazing, you should read the stories inside. They are fantastic! Congratulations on this brilliant work, everyone at Madley Brook. Dotty would be proud to have these displayed on the walls of the tea rooms in Castle Key.






And a fabulous island wall display too.


Great Chesterford Primary Story Competition
Well done to all the children at Great Chesterford Primary School who wrote fantastic stories, along with amazing book covers and illustrations. It was almost impossible to pick winners when they were all so good. These will make a brilliant display at Dotty's Tea Rooms.













Guest Exhibition, April 2015
The Phoenix Code Competition Winners
Dotty's Tea Rooms takes on an international flavour for this
exhibition inspired by the art of ancient Egypt

Serge Wynne

Chelsea Conceptio

Jed Owens

Aitan Standring



Ellie Mosbach

Camilla Locsin

Thomas Goldsmith

Poppy Noble

Ella McCullough

Niamh O'Sullivan

Esme Varley
 
 
New Exhibition for September 2014
Amazing character portraits from Kenyngton Manor Primary School
(just a selection of the brilliant pictures I saw there - sorry I didn't have chance to take a photo of all of them)

the megamegalosaurus

Emily

Emily

Emily and Drift in the snow - Drift finds the dinosaur fossil

Emily and Drift

Drift

And some work on settings too

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage


New Exhibition for June 2014
Amazing Work from Oakham Primary School
(apologies if I've missed any of your work - there was so much great stuff I'm not sure I captured it all!)

Brilliant Brochures . . . 

The Lighthouse B & B

Pencarrick Plummet

Trago Art Gallery
Romaldi Circus

Romaldi Circus

Roshendra Farm

Dotty's Tea Rooms

St Michael's Church

 Dazzling Documents


A coded message from Emily
The Keepers of the Key Pledge


Lovely Letters

Postcard from Emily's school friend, Holly

Letter from Scott and Jack's Dad in Africa (with Castle Museum Brochure)



Brilliant New Castle Key Brochure by Charlotte.









NEW EXHIBITION FOR AUGUST 2013
ARTWORK BASED ON THE MYSTERY OF THE WHISTLING CAVES
BY THE CHILDREN OF BIGNOLD PRIMARY SCHOOL

(This is only a selection of the great work. I just didn't have room to photograph and include every picture, so please accept my apology if I've missed your picture out. They were all amazing!)



















NEW EXHIBITION FOR JULY 2013
ARTWORK BASED ON THE MYSTERY OF THE WHISTLING CAVES

BY THE Y3 CHILDREN AT DUXFORD C/E PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sorry the photos aren't the best - taken with my phone, but even so I think everyone will be able to see
what a wonderfully talented and created group of artists you are. Thank you for making my morning at Duxford School so AWESOME!










NEW EXHIBITION FOR MAY 2013
DESIGN A SPY GADGET COMPETITION - TOP TEN ENTRIES


The Question Revealer
by Agent Undercoveremily
Highly Commended
Emily's Favourite: I wish I had one of these. 
I love the part that says "that nagging thing at the back of your mind, if you
type it in it will make sense of it and the answer will show up on the screen"

The Drift-o-Action Collar by Agent 123
Highly Commended
Drift's Favourite - If I had one of these I could solve all the mysteries on my own!

The Twin Box by Elise
Highly Commended
Jack's Favourite. If I had one of these, I'd make a twin who could do all my homework and
boring things like tidying my room while I had adventures!







The DNA Decoder
 by Holly
Highly Commended
Scott's favourite: I love this because it is so scientific - one day soon, all forensic scientists could 
be carrying one of these
The Waterproof Detective Watch
by Miranda
Highly Commended: A really useful, practical gadget that we'd all love to have, with a lovely clear 
diagram and explanation


The Glass and Case Gadget
by Phoebe
Winner! 
We all loved these spy glasses and cases because they are packed with everything we might need
for an investigation, clearly listed and explained with diagrams, and there is one for each of us and one
for Drift too!

The Fly on the Wall
by Agent Snowy_Owl10
Runner-up and Most Impressive Presentation
We loved the idea of the "fly on the wall" gadget and this awesome cool blue-print' style design.

The Contact Watch
by Agent Cool Kitty
Highly Commended: We loved these cool watches that we could use to contact each other 
and the clever design of Drift's tag on the collar.




Army Helmet Camouflage Sweet Gadget
by Agent honey bee
Highly Commended and Most Original: Great idea for a camouflage machine that 
produces a sweet that makes you the same colour as the surroundings!

The Multi-Task Walkie Talkie
by Agent Bets
Highly commended and Most Professional Presentation: We'd love to have these
brilliant walkie-talkies and love how you've presented your design.






NEW EXHIBITION FOR APRIL 2013

A selection of book covers inspired by the Adventure Island series, designed by the mega-brilliant pupils of Histon and Impington Junior School.

These are the covers folded out flat, so you can see the front and the back at the same time!

(and they're not just great artists, they planned the stories and wrote the first chapters too!) 

























NEW EXHIBITION FOR MARCH 2013: A SELECTION OF ISLAND MAPS - INSPIRED BY THE MAP OF CASTLE KEY -  DRAWN BY THE CHILDREN OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE SCHOOL
(there were so many fabulous ones to choose from, we couldn't fit them all in, so apologies if we've missed anyone out)












 And now for some scenes and characters from Adventure Island . . .






Geekified Versions of Jack, Scott and Emily,
by Holly Bramley



Emily and Drift by Agent 123
by Agent Snowy_Owl10
by Josie Eaton

Emily Wild by Agent Bets
Emily, Jack and Scott by Abi Stubbings
Madame Zelda and Mimi by Abi Stubbings
Drift by Alex
Simon Fox by Niamh Atkins
Jack, Emily and Scott by Agent Mez

Drift by Holly Bramley
Emily Wild by Evonne Lee
Emily Jack and Scott as Chibi characters
by Agent Snowy_Owl10

Scott diving to the wreck of The Mermaid by Agent Snowy-owl10
Scott, Emily, Jack and Drift, by Sam

Idea for a new Adventure Island book
by Hetty

And, a wonderful new version of the Castle Key tourist board brochure - thank you very much to  Jonny Hibbs for sending this in.




And now for something completely different . . . to entertain you and amaze you as you admire the pictures in the gallery . . . a baffling and bamboozling magic trick performed by Agent Snowy-Owl10.

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