Francis Pesamino

Francis Pesamino is a young Samoan artist from South Auckland. He recently graduated from the Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Visual Arts. Francis maintains a drawing-based practice of text and imagery, where he creates hand-drawn typographies and constructs portraits of prominent Samoan and New Zealand celebrities. Exhibits of his work have gained attention throughout Auckland and Wellington, which led to his first major International solo exhibition at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, Germany in 2012.

Jeffry Feeger

Jeffry Feeger grew up in various parts of Papua New Guinea before settling in Port Moresby, where he began to pursue a career in visual art. His work focuses on portrait painting in a magic realist style. Telling subjects’ stories and building bridges between people of different backgrounds, his work aims to remind us of our shared humanity. Jeffry’s work has led him into social advocacy and philanthropy, where the sale of his paintings has allowed him to give back to his portrait subjects and to other charities and organisations.

Lalovai Peseta

Lalovai Peseta is an artist based in Savai’i, Samoa. His contemporary paintings draw strongly from his experience and proficiency with the traditional Samoa arts of carving and tattooing. His enjoyment in experimenting with common perceptions of Samoan symbolism through abstract expression and the playful use of colour, shape, form—particularly Samoan tatau designs—are prominent features of his work. Traditional Samoan tattoo designs have become a signature feature of his artwork, and provide a platform for Lalovai to explore the borders between traditional Pacific culture and contemporary art.

Yvonne C. Neth

Yvonne C. Neth was born on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to Pohnpeian and Chamorro parents. As a self-taught artist, her work focuses on cultural and environmental conservation, utilizing a variety of media, including charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, conte crayon, ink, and pastel. In her free time, Yvonne serves as the Vice Director for the Island Research & Education Initiative, a not-for-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to producing culturally-relevant educational materials for Micronesia’s students and conducting anthropological, environmental, and geological research in the region.

Béatrice Camallonga

Béatrice Camallonga is passionate about travelling and adventure. And, she finally found her home years ago on the small island of Lifou, New Caledonia. Inspired by the light of this remote paradise, she paints her emotions, travel impressions, and the different cultures that she never tires of discovering. Fusion of different techniques and a self-taught expression of her own freedom are the main features of her art.