RECAP | Kat doesn’t cut it – first to leave MAKING IT AUSTRALIA


13 makers walk into a barn…

Tonight’s premiere of Making It Australia had it all; puns, patches, polypropylene and pizazz. But unfortunately for Children’s Entertainer Kat, her crafting dreams were cut short when her heritage shrine failed to impress our judges, and she was the first eliminated from the competition.

13 of the best creatives in the country descended on the Making It Australia Crafting Barn (in the non-cattle sense), each hoping to be the last Maker standing and take home the $100,000 prize. But we all know it’s not really about the money. The real prize is a job well done and a nifty embroidered patch.

Hosts Susie Youssef and Harley Breen welcomed our Makers to our expert judges Deborah Riley, a four-time Emmy winning Production Designer of Game Of Thrones, and Benja Harney, a world renowned paper engineer who has worked with the world’s biggest brands.

With three hours on the clock, the first Faster Craft challenge saw Makers create a 3D Secret Beast that best represented their inner animal. With Octopuses (or is it Octopi?) from Stephanie, Rizaldy and Rehana, it was Melburnian architect Jack, who scored the first coveted patch with his light-up Fruit Bat Disco Prawn, made from neon acrylics and aluminium tubing.

The bar was now set ahead of the main challenge. In the apty titled Master Craft “The Shrining”, Makers were given eight hours to create a heritage shire honouring their families, histories and personal stories.

It was Indigenous Artist Robert, who won with the construction of a traditional shield, beautifully carved out of red gum with burned carvings representing his family’s totems.

The bad news was delivered to Kat, that her modern take on the harp lacked finishing details and similarity with the instrument’s classic shape.

This is the part where we normally say, ‘hopefuls pack their bags and are sent home’, but Susie and Harley had other plans, inviting Kat to hang out in their comedy shack instead!

Tomorrow night on Making It Australia, we go back in time as Makers revisit their childhood, constructing their own little Happy Place.

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Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & BVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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