Unknown Magazine is an independent Arts & Culture publication based in the city of York. Founded in 2013, the magazine is run by young creatives and students working to highlight artistic talent, particularly in the North East of England. Unknown is a multimedia publication, consisting of a website with regular articles, an annual print edition, an active social media and launch events, which are used to facilitate creative collaboration and to promote the arts. We are interested in using our platform to highlight up-and-coming artists, allowing the previously unknown to enter into the known. In weaving together a variety of artistic forms the Unknown is a unique multi-media art piece in itself, at once unified and varied as the perspectives it contains.
Unknown is the product of its hard-working team: a group of creative, passionate, innovative students who are dedicated to celebrating the arts. Read about the team below, complete with contact information if you are interested in getting involved.
Editor-in-Chief – Rose Mckean
Rose Mckean is a graduate of the University of York (summer 2020) where she received a degree in English & Related Literature. She is interested in exploring the intersection between the elevation of marginalised artists and grassroots activism, through the medium of zines and independent publishing.
Layout Editor – Gabriella Rutzler
Gabriella Rutzler is currently a student of History of Art (BA) at the University of York. After graduating from a Foundation Diploma from Central Saint Martins in 2015, she has continued to be interested in graphic design, particularly in print formats, as well as writing about Fine Art and Design herself. In 2017 she participated in an internship at the National Gallery, London producing events and design content looking to help engagement with young adults to the collection. She has since worked as a volunteer for the London Transport Museum and continues to channel her interest in all art forms through her work for Unknown Magazine.