Ultraviolet is a 24-year-old magazine devoted to the creative arts: prose, poetry, art, photography, graphics, music...you name it, we want it.

We are a student club based out of Queen's University in Kingston, ON, and we love promoting creativity both on and off campus.

Our publication was started by Melissa Kluger who is currently the editor of her own magazine in Toronto. She started UV with the intention of providing a space where bolder and more outgoing pieces could find a happy home.

If you feel that your writing or artwork pushes boundaries, limits, and to the very edge of creativity, then please submit to Ultraviolet Magazine and show us what you've got!

ABOUT

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Sadie Levine

Co-Editor-in-Chief

4th year - Psychology and Con-Ed

She/Her

Favourite Artwork: My favourite artwork is the Nibbler Bunny made by @bunnypetals_store on Instagram. I love artwork that plays with themes of childhood while adding a dark twist. The Nibbler Bunny is a handmade stuffed bunny with human teeth, and it is the perfect intersection between cute and creepy. To me, it represents the loss of innocence in childhood, and a fear growing up. I purchased my own Nibbler Bunny recently, and although my housemates aren’t huge fans, I love the way it pushes boundaries by creating discomfort.

Inspiration: Children’s book illustrations.

Annie Rogers

Co-Editor-in-Chief

4th Year - Art History

She/Her

Favourite Artwork: My favourite artwork is Arthur Lismer's painting, Sunglow. As a member of the Group of Seven, Lismer painted many scenes and landscapes within Algonquin Park: a place I have spent much time. Lismer's Sunglow is one of my favourites as it reminds me of Monet's impressionist technique of broken colour. The way the light is captured in this work perfectly encapsulates how the sun hits the birch trees on a fall day and reminds me of many of the places I have been to within Algonquin Park. The painting gives me a sense of comfort and familiarity while challenging the eye through scattered colours. For me, looking at this work is a gateway to many good memories of time spent in the outdoors camping and canoeing. These memories are something that drives me every day.

Inspiration: Learning from the past.

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Jade  DeLuca-Ahooja

 Assistant Layout

1st Year - Looking to specialize in Computing and the Creative Arts

She/Her

Favourite Artwork: My favourite art piece is Moonrise Kingdom directed by: Wes Anderson. I find all of Wes Anderson’s work so incredibly inspiring because of how unique his style is. I love his use of colour, symmetry and overall nostalgic style. The way he weaves the story so intricately into the visual aspects of his movies is what inspired me to pursue my passion for film

Inspiration: The music and media I consume everyday!

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Samantha Nicastro

Co-Head of Events

4th year - Sociology Major

She/Her

Favourite Artwork: My favourite artwork, as cliché as this sounds, is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. As simple as this painting appears, the Mona Lisa redefined the rules of contemporary art through perspective and shadow work making it appear as if the woman is smiling. I really love this painting because the more you fixate on the smile, the more it slowly fades away as if there was no smile to begin with. This has been my favourite painting since I was 7 years old when I saw it in Paris for the very first time.

Inspiration: Trying new experiences and going outside my comfort zone.

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Anna Nicolela

Co-Head of Events

3rd year - Life Sciences

She/Her

Favourite Artwork: My favourite artwork is “The NeverEnding Story”, a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen. This 80s kids movie was always my favourite growing up. The movie is filled with all kinds of creatures and magical beings that travel through the whimsical landscapes of Fantasia. As a kid, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the fluffy, sparkling Luck Dragon, who swoops down to save the day just when all appears to be lost. "The NeverEnding Story" is both aesthetically pleasing to watch and also carries a timeless message: to use your imagination. When I revisit this movie now, I am both comforted by the familiar soundtrack and reminded of the importance of creativity in everyday life.

Inspiration: My inspirations are the strength and kindness of the people around me.

Eliza Murphy

Assitant Events

4th year - Sociology Major

She/Her

Favourite Artwork: LÉON’s song Head And Heart On Fire. Back when I first discovered this song, I became mesmerized with its lyrics, melody, tune, harmonies, and the artist’s voice. The general feeling I get when I listen to the song is hard to describe. The best way I can put it is I feel a sense of comfort, longing, and nostalgia. It reminds me of experiences from long ago, but I can’t put an image to them, rather I am overcome with this strong feeling of happiness and sadness. This song is definitely one of the most impactful songs I have ever listened to and has made me think more about myself, and has taught me to allow myself to feel whatever emotions I may feel and embrace them because they are unique to me.

Inspiration: The people and music I surround myself with.

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