I spent a few summers in a tiny village in the Solomon Islands, which is at the tip of a long archipelago that also includes Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomons are very different but because they are so close, also have a lot of similarities. While in the Solomons, we often heard news from PNG and listened to their latest music. I don't know much about contemporary art from that part of the world so was really excited to learn about Daniel Waswas (thanks to Julie). He comes from Papua New Guinea, studied in New Zealand and now runs a gallery back in Port Moresby to promote other contemporary indigenous artists from PNG and the pacific. Pretty darn awesome.