Making It Australia have announced the judging panel of the craft series.
It’s with glitter in our veins, that we announce award-winning Production Designer and Art Director, Deborah Riley, and world-renowned Paper Engineer Benja Harney, as judges on 10’s epic new crafting and DIY competition Making It Australia, premiering later this year.
Master craftspeople in their own artistic fields, these Aussies couldn’t be more snipping-fabulous if they tried!
Best-known for her work as Head Of Art Department on Game Of Thrones, one of the most-watched television series of the past decade, Deborah’s equally impressive film credits include work as Set Designer on The Matrix, 21 Grams and Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.
With four Emmy awards and a BAFTA under her artistic belt, Deborah is ready to encourage and inspire our makers to push themselves beyond their comfort zone.
Deborah said: “At a very fundamental level, I believe in what Making It stands for. I believe in artists and the transformative power of their art.
“All of the challenges will test our makers in different ways and I am incredibly excited to see what they bring to the table”.
Renowned as a pioneer in his field, Benja has created bespoke paper constructions for some of the world’s leading brands including Google, Nike, Facebook and Hermes. Not to mention two of Australia’s most successful music exports: Kylie Minogue and SIA.
As a master-maker himself, Benja is excited at the prospect of being able to share his hard-earned wisdom with our makers and hopes to encourage them to bold heights of creative expression.
Benja said: “I’m over the moon to be involved with 10’s series Making It and to help celebrate Australian imagination.
“I’ll be looking for an inventive approach to materials, confident colour choices and projects that are beautifully finished. These are sure-fire ways for our makers to achieve those ‘wow’ moments we’re looking for”.
From sewing to woodworking, papercrafts to pottery, and carving to crocheting, Making It Australia is the heart-felt and quirky new series that brings together Australia’s most talented ‘makers’ to showcase their artistic genius.
Making It Australia is hosted by Susie Youssef and Harley Breen and coming soon to 10