Arts

Queen’s Creative Writing alum Liselle Sambury talks debut novel 'Blood Like Magic'

Carolyn Smart’s Advanced Creative Writing class was the first time Liselle Sambury, ArtSci ’13, had her work published, but it won’t be the last.Continue...

City council launches new Local Arts Residency at The Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre, a performing arts hub of downtown Kingston, has been empty since the first lockdown of March 2020. Now, four artists will be given the chance to grace the stage.Continue...

Artists during lockdown: Visual artist Clanny Mugabe talks pandemic’s impact on practice

Clanny Mugabe, Art Sci ’23, is a second-year student who explores themes of decolonization, mythology, and speculative fiction in her artwork. Like many artists, Mugabe has struggled to continue creating art as quarantine and lockdowns continue in Canada.Continue...

William Carroll talks Side-Ways Artist Residency at Union Gallery

William Carroll is a visual artist whose recent works include home-grown crystals and a giant spray foam cherry pie.Continue...

Retrofuturism: Danika Watson discusses sci-fi artwork

Danika Watson, ArtSci ’21, integrates her passion for science and chemistry into her artistic practices.Continue...

‘Just let it arrive’: Poet, mentor Bruce Kauffman talks career

Bruce Kauffman has been opening doors for artists for 12 years.Continue...

Natasha Beaudoin talks Greek mythology as inspiration for her subversive paintings

For many artists, historical representations are meaningful sources of inspiration for new work.Continue...

Short Story Contest Winner Natara Ng discusses loneliness in ‘Her Last Day’

Natara Ng, Kin ’23, won The Journal ’s Winter 2021 short story contest for “Her Last Day,” the subtle tale of a lonely man tending a garden with a twist: both the man and his plants are more than meets the eye.Continue...

Short Story: Her Last Day

I enter the backyard to begin my last day of work before the season is over.Continue...

Poem: Allies

The taste of raspberries, On their lips, From the red hand painted over their mouths,Continue...

Poetry contest winner Emily Clare talks 'Allies'

“There is no faith within words of abhorrence,” writes Emily Clare, ArtSci ’21, winner of The Journal ’s Winter 2021 poetry contest in her piece titled “Allies.”Continue...

The Kid Detective Director Evan Morgan knows how to make a great mystery movie

Far before I started preparing for my interview with Evan Morgan, director of The Kid Detective, I knew exactly what I wanted my first question to be: How did you pull it off?Continue...

Review: In ‘The Glass Hotel,’ women deserve more agency

While it’s true random events often have the power to drastically change the course of our lives, The Glass Hotel, a Canadian novel by Emily St. John Mandel, undermines the agency women have in their romantic relationships.Continue...

Agnes’ ‘Drift: Art and Dark Matter’ explores the unseen matter of our universe

Although the exploration of dark matter is commonly regarded as a scientific pursuit, a new exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre explores the relationship between astroparticle physics and art.Continue...

Sarah Waisvisz imagines the future of Blackness through monodrama Witness Shift

When Professor Sarah Waisvisz first read Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s intensely intimate play Witness Shift, she cried.Continue...

Commerce alum KIRPAL talks two latest singles

For musician Ryan O’Driscoll, Comm ‘17, if you’re not willing to be weird and different with your sound, there’s no point.Continue...

Professor Carolyn Smart leaves powerful legacy at Queen’s with Lake Effect 10

Professor Carolyn Smart has been nationally recognized as an incredible writer and editor, but for hopeful creative writing students at Queen’s, she has been the ultimate mentor.Continue...

Francisco Corbett: The Artist to Watch

Over the past eight months, Francisco Corbett has dedicated himself to being a full-time artist and, as a result, Kingston isn’t boring anymore.Continue...

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