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DJAC’s 10th show recap

The Daejeon Artist Collective is wrapping up its 10th show as we speak (tomorrow is the last day for the public 9-6 pm) and I can’t feel anything but pride for my fellow members and friends. Over the years we’ve all dabbled in various types of art and expression, showcased in galleries cross town from small and cozy to high ceilings and wall paper (yea, I know!). We’ve gained new artists, while losing others to relocation or longing for home. We even had a space to call our own, albeit for a brief 10 month stint. Nevertheless, it’s been very exciting 5 years of exhibiting with this creative and inspiring group of people.

As this show is coming to a close and we move on to creating new work, sit around watching “Narcos” or prepare for the upcoming winter vacation, it is only fitting to showcase what the 10th DJAC show – the most interactive to date – had in store (ahem, the gallery).

You’ve got one more day (till 12/13) to witness some cool stuff by silk screen artist Christopher Maslon, watch the universe come into life in Shengen Lim’s App-driven work, read between the lines in Deborah Fallon’s piece about the Secret Service Interrogation Techniques, find out who did it in James Knaack’s “All there in blanc and noir” or wrap yourself in some soft artwork by yours truly.

What kind of host would I be, if I didn’t show off my own corner of the Wooyeon Universe: abstract photography, which you can wear and utilize in the form of super soft scarves and very portable and stylish two-sided totes.

Thank you again to Sveta, my Zumba instructor extraordinaire and friend for modeling these new designs and helping me bring this idea of wearable art to life! If you’re interested in purchasing one of these lovely designs or browse the gallery for other stylish variations, take a look inside my online stop.

Lastly, thank you for all our visitors and participants in various interactive art pieces, such as the one below by Sune Horn. 

The Daejeon Artist Collective is always looking for new and exciting artist to join our ranks, so if you or someone you know might be interested, get in touch!

For a list of current artist and our abilities, go here. 

Don’t think we’re a big deal? Here’s proof!


  1. Some interesting pieces on display! The idea of wearable art is really cool. I wouldn’t call myself much of an art fan but I do appreciate the time and effort people put into their productions.

  2. What a beautiful line of products! I have to admit that I initially assumed it was a foreigner thing. Really glad to see it isn’t, that it’s a mix. Also, I hope that I get to Daejeon one day and am able to at least go. I really want to see these things in person! 🙂

  3. Wow this event looks like a lot of fun! Your abstract art-printed scarves and bags looks really great, as well. I hadn’t thought of photographing patterns and having them printed. Looks like Daejeon has to very interesting artists and we’ll be keeping an eye out for this event in 2017.

  4. Alla… did you start the DJAC?!?! My really good friend Julie Finelli used to participate in it all the time and I love Sune as well, she is a remarkably talented artist! Wow, I love how small the expat community is in Korea. I really wish I had met you while I was living there! And your scarves are so beautiful!? How did you print them?!?! Seriously this show looks amazing and I’m just attending vicariously through your pics. Congratulations! 😀

    • No, a friend of mine started DJAC, but we were in the same 1st show way back in the day. I know Sune and Julie and still wonder how you and I missed meeting each other while here. I can totally see you and your boyfriend drinking wine and eating cheese at one of our DJAC events. Maybe one day?!?

  5. This is so cool Alla! I wish I could get involved with something similar in Daegu… And wow, you’ve been in Daejeon for 5 years? Do you plan on staying longer? What kind of work have you exhibited in the past, besides photography?

    • Photography is my only form of artistic self expression (maybe dancing too, but that stays inside closed doors). Not sure how much longer I’ll stay, but if I keep enjoying my lifestyle here, then who knows…

  6. That’s so cool that Daejeon has such a big arts community. I wish I could attend this kind of event. Must have been so cool to have your work on the wall! Is this event mainly for foreigners or is it for Koreans too?

  7. Wow! I’m impressed by the talented artists of DJAC, seeing that it is a mix of Koreans and foreigners alike with various interests in different mediums of arts. Now I’m thinking whether it’s possible to create something similar to this with the Filipino community in Korea and hold an exhibition of various works.

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