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There have been many changes to the way we explore from Shackleton's day to now, one this has stayed the same, explorers must document their journey's. One way I document my journeys is though field paintings. I am no artist but there is a certain magic to field painti...

Sophie travelled to the South Pacific archipelago and lived with the Ngowtari (female leaders) to study their unique powers, jurisdiction and ceremonies. She reflects on what we can learn from a matrilineal society.

In this second part of a 2-part series, Explorer and founder of AquaAid International, Sophie Hollingsworth, shares a look at water art projects that address climate change and raise awareness about the importance of clean water. To learn more about Sophie’s adventures...

WATER MUSIC  - Women stand waist deep in the Coral Sea while slapping and swirling the waters surface to create a rhythmic tapestry of aquatic percussion.

Observations of dance moves in the Republic of Vanuatu, South Pacific.

Women engage in the practice of water mu...

Growing up on the beach I learned to spell by practicing in the sand. My mama would say a word and I would use my finger to spell out the word in the sand...Little did I know, young girls in the South Pacific were learning their traditional stories in a similar manner…


FIELD DATES: Aug/Sept. 2016

REGION: South Pacific

COUNTRY: Republic of Vanuatu 

ISLAND: Maewo, Penama Province

In Vanuatu, I had my fare share of cultural hiccups in an attempt to be culturally sensitive…To find out what is and is not culturally appropriate in Ni-Vanuatu c...

It's here - after 1.5 years of preparation, the Female Chiefs of Maewo Expedition is really here! I am about to leave for the Republic of Vanuatu in the South West Pacific, to document a tribe of female chiefs hitherto be documented!  

I will represent WI...

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