Featuring art from Micronesia for the first time in the history of the Asia Pacific Triennial, the Marshall Islands Jaki-ed weaving project represents the outcome of a collaborative 21-day workshop involving 13 expert weavers in conjunction with performance artist and weaver Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner. The Marshall Islands artists are known for their finely woven dress mats, made from pandanus and bordered with intricate geometric designs. Jaki-ed is a weaving technique historically employed to make the mats. Commonly worn prior to colonisation, dress mats express value and status and tell stories of ancestors, nation and community. A new apprenticeship program has contributed to a recent revival of the jaki-ed art form, and the collaborative workshop enabled the exchange of dialogue and ideas, encouraging artists to innovate and experiment with their work. In turn, Jetñil-Kijiner will create a dynamic performance work detailing her own engagement with weaving as a site of cultural resistance and expression.