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in.cube8r presents: Alkanofer’s Artists p.1

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - July 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


in.cube8r gallery presents: Melbournes Emerging Artists; a group of Melbourne based artists which form Alkanofer Collective.

Alkanofer is a Melbourne based partnership startup supporting next generation artists. They provide an online platform to help artists manage their portfolios, exhibit and sell their artworks online. Whilst Alkanofer is a tech-startup, it also organises offline exhibitions twice to three times a year together with amateur artists.

This exhibition is a group of exhibition for Melbourne’s talented artists; fine arts, photographs and crafts creators’ showcase. There is no such thing as a theme in this exhibition, the audiences are free to roam around in a variety of art worlds to experience different ambience and emotions embedded deeply in each artists’ minds.

This exhibition has two parts, each with 6 Melbourne artists and running over a fortnight. ere are two sessions of exhibition with 6 artists in total with two opening nights. See Part Two for the next group!

This session features works by:

Michelle Escobar

My name is Michelle S. Escobar, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am the oldest child to my parents Walter and Susan Escobar.  I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Art Center College of Design, in Photography and Imaging located in Pasadena, California. I love adventure and moving to Melbourne is the beginning of a new chapter in my life.  I’m attending a master program University of Melbourne. It has been a goal of mine to return to school and continue my education in one of my many passions in life.

At a young age, my father exposed me to the art of photography through his collection of cameras. He had taught me the basics of photo taking, which I had used to take photos of my family, my animals and anything I could take of stills. It was the beginning of my photography career.

Over the years, photography was a hobby of mine until I was an undergrad student in Spain. While living there I visited several photo galleries and seeing the different types of artwork pushed me to pursue my passion for photography. Once I returned home, I transferred to the Art Center College of Design and graduated in 2014 with my BFA.

After graduating, I had the opportunity to travel and do freelance photography in Europe and Central America. Traveling, though fun, wasn’t always easy. On my travels, I have gotten lost more than I would like to admit but getting lost wasn’t always a loss. Although scary, it led me to discover different locations that I would’ve never imagined coming across and I was able to capture the rawness of real life.

For this exhibition, I’ve decided to show my cultural side of my photography here in Australia. Since Melbourne is famous know for multi-cultural city. I would like to show my project to the viewers where my family is from “Guatemala”


Ying Dong He

I am very simple person and does not have much hobbies, however drawing has been one of my passion since I was little. Each of my artworks have taken me at least 35 hours, they might appear to look like colouring book, however I have put much though and creative ideas in creating different shapes, selecting different colours and themes in my drawings. This series contains 20 artworks and I am only displaying 8 of my favourites. Which one do you like the most?

Eva Schilken


I’m Eva, 28, born near Frankfurt/Main in Germany. My love for analog photography started when I was taking a photography course during my studies of computer science. While everyone else in my class got excited about the expensive digital cameras that my university had to offer, I cherished all the historical old cameras that haven’t been used for a long time.

I started experimenting with expired film, color filters and double exposures. My teacher that time introduced me to the Lomography community and my final course project was a Lomography wall, similar to the ones you can find in every Lomography store around the globe. My love for all things analog continued and deepened even after I’ve finished university. My wardrobe became a darkroom, my parent’s bathroom a lab and my dad my lab buddy.

Since then analog photography became the counterpart of my work as a software developer, which does not have room for creativity most of the time. After moving from Frankfurt/Main to Berlin and being surrounded by artists and galleries 24/7 I became more and more unsatisfied with my working life. Being a developer and shooting film is so contradictory and I started to struggle to find an answer into which world I truly fit in.

Early in 2017, after a trip to New York City and a bad breakup with yet another artist I decided to quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to India. My travels took me to lots of new places, physically and mentally. Eventually I ended up in Melbourne in February 2018 and decided to stay.

During my journey I have collected lots of rolls of film as well as poems and I’ve read lots of great books that shaped me as an artist. My work is influenced by restlessness, the search for  identity, spirituality and the lows and highs of solo traveling.

Cherim Byun


Majored Art History and Japanese Studies, then studied Cultural Heritage.

Built things – more precisely: buildings old and new, big towers, tiny nothings, houses and street trees, signs, shadows, electric lines, infrastructures, streetscapes, cities and towns, sophisticated piece of architecture and effortless kitsch – inspire me

Gayoung Her



Well-behaved, I am an artist painting pop-art pieces of bold figures and objects. Humour, absurdity, irony and sarcasm are the main characteristics of my works.

I was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised by conservative (but loving) parents. Especially my dad always wanted his only daughter ME;-) to be like a girl and forced me to do some girl’s thing. I believe this upbringing has resulted in me becoming a more open-minded person and straying away from the conservative lifestyle of my parents. Anyway that’s why I made my activity name; Well-behaved while I’m painting not well-behaved things.

Since I was very young I always liked painting but never painted officially before I went to university to study the Architecture Design. Since studying Art in the university, I started to yearn for my own taste and style. About a year after I started to paint I had my first small exhibition (2013) in Seoul. The paintings and the digital illustrations were about Sex, Seduction and being bold. But unfortunately, my parents hated them so much so after the exhibition, most of paintings were destroyed and been thrown away.

Because of this incident, I decided to leave my parents and travel the world. I went to Europe and decided to learn French so I lived in Poitiers, France for one and a half year and currently I live in Melbourne. But I am planning another long trip to the India and East South Asia around this end of year. I might decide to learn Hindi this time and live in India for a few years. Similar to my life style, my paintings are very hard to predict or expect what would be the outcome.

And MinJung Kim who will be exhibiting Eco Bags!

Opening Thursday, 28 June 2018, 6pm
Continues 29 June – 4 July 2018

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June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
July 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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321 Smith St
FITZROY, VIC 3065 Australia
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