“a guide to loving water” exhibit open 26 May – 3 July, Hawai‘i Island

a guide to loving water

he mana ke wai, he wai ke mana

What does water say and what will it teach us?


Join Donkey Mill Art Center along with Artist-in-Residence James Jack, as we invite the community to engage with water in the land and listen to the stories and wisdom which water shares with us today. This open ended exploration of water will continue with an exhibit at the Donkey Mill from May 26 to July 3. Your participation is critical to making this unique art come to life!

Sensing Wetness

James Jack is an American Asian artist living in Singapore. He engages layered histories of place to achieve positive change through community-led initiatives woven together with raising sensitivity to ecological networks. His works have been exhibited at Honolulu Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Setouchi International Art Festival, Busan Biennale, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. He currently teaches at Yale-NUS College.


Donkey Mill Art Center is the home of Hōlualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art education organization. The Donkey Mill Art Center is a community hub for the exploration of arts and culture to inform, inspire and strengthen individual and collective well-being.

For more information, visit www.donkeymillartcenter.org or call (808) 322-3362. Donkey Mill Art Center, open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10:00am –
6:00pm, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI 96725.This program has been made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.


“Iwaki Windows” on exhibit in Singapore 4 May – 27 August 2021

What Happened Here?

4 May – 26 July 2021

Curated by Kathryn Miyawaki and Kaushik Swaminathan


Appetite is proud to present What Happened Here?, a meditation on memory and land. The show brings together five artists—Ricardo Mazal, Lindy Lee, James Jack, Sim Chi Yin, and Yang Yongliang—who strive to uncover layers of memory, truth and loss from the fabric of the earth. 

Materially and conceptually, these artists reveal how our memories are structured by and within the landscapes we inhabit. What impurities, truths, and omens are embedded in the land we see before us? How has it shaped the way we have remembered and will remember going forward? This show is open to the public from May 4, 2021 — July 26, 2021.



Appetite’s art programme brings the experience of an art gallery to a more informal and relational space. Every three months the team curates new exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists alike, many of whose works have never been shown in Singapore before. Our exhibitions are rooted in research into material and visual culture over the last two years.



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“Soilstory” at Suzu 2020+ Oku-Noto Triennale 4 Sept – 24 Oct 2021

Soilstory  土がたり


A New Installation and Performance Artwork by:

World Dirt Association
(James Jack, Shotaro Yoshino & Yoshitaka Nanjo)

WDA: James Jack “Soilstory” 2021, Reference image for work in progress


Yoshitaka Nanjo “Suzu Theater Museum” 2020, Reference image for work in progress



Oku-Noto Triennale 2020+

A foremost art festival at the furthest edge of the world.

Artist No. 44

4 September – 24 October 2021

Ishikawa, Japan