When other people find themselves in a foreign country, most start a blog as a way of showing their corner of the world to the rest of its inhabitants. When Ollie Walker and Dann Gaymer moved to Korea they decided to do the exact opposite. The mission of their eye-catching website Aweh (titled from a slang South African greeting of acknowledgement) is to extend “casual creative culture” from across the globe, packaging it to be aesthetically pleasing and addictive to read with edgy photography and intriguing writing. From skateboarding videos to interviews with notorious surf photographers to details of upcoming art events in a city near you – Aweh’s got it all covered.

Photography by . See the interview on Aweh.

Though there are a wide variety of places and themes embraced on the site, this does little to detract from the quality of the content. Walker says of himself and Gaymer, “we both have pretty eclectic interests and got involved in a lot of different events and groups, so when we set up Aweh we didn’t want to focus on just one form of expression”. This consolidates that their ability to seek out the most cutting edge and absorbing manifestations is because of their passion for them, meaning that nothing makes it onto the website unless it has gotten them personally excited.

What’s exciting for the rest of us is that Aweh have much more than a website in the pipeline. They’re planning to create a frenzy offline with screenings, limited-edition merchandise and a print publication to come. They are also integrating their with an art exhibition, happening at 7pm on Saturday the 24th of September at Laughing Tree Lab. As well as visual art shows and live graffiti from seventeen international artists there will also be music from Used Cassettes, DJ JPath with MC Kala and Omniology. Entry is 10,000 won and comes with a free drink.

You’re invited ^^

Follow Aweh on , like them on , see their videos on and check out what they’re all about on their website.

Laughing Tree Lab is situated in Yongsan-gu. Head out of Noksapyeong Station and walk down the hill until you reach an underpass. Walk underneath the pass and head right at the surface. Laughing Tree Lab will be on your left.

Images: Aweh and


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