What do a bedazzler, a circular saw, a glue gun and comedians Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have in common? Making It Australia, that’s what!
What MasterChef Australia has done for Australia’s culinary skills; this show will do for upcycling.
Showcasing the connoisseurs of artistic genius – basically those exceptional people who possess the knack for creating something totally resourceful and mind-blowing out of a few pieces of string, a bit of paint and a bandsaw – the brand-new format, Making It Australia comes to 10 in 2021.
From executive producers and comedy supremoes Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, the original hit US series Making It is a super fun and light-hearted crafting show that celebrates the creativity and craftiness in all of us. The new local version will bring together Australia’s most talented ‘makers’ to showcase their amazing artistic skills.
Get making because dinner table discussions and water cooler talk will be dominated by conversations about biscuit joiners, macramé cord, bench grinders, embroidery floss and rotary hammers.
We’ve all been inspired to make something or showcase our ability as a maker, but what these makers are able to create – everything from gadgets, objects, contraptions, thingamajigs and devices that are totally arty and crafty – will leave viewers stunned, surprised and utterly enchanted.
Each week Aussie artisans with a passion for interior design, murals, woodwork, costume design and more will be put to the test in some incredible design and creation challenges. Will they have what it takes to impress our very crafty judges?
Network 10 Head of Programming, Daniel Monaghan, said: “Making It Australia is an incredible creative competition for the whole family that celebrates the everyday maker. “Combining the character and camaraderie of people who just love making things, Making It Australia will not only showcase some of the most beautiful, quirky and imaginative craftmanship at work, but it just might inspire you to make something along the way.”
Each episode will focus on a theme that draws its inspiration from popular nationwide trends in crafting and DIY. The makers must complete two projects per episode, nominated by our hosts, that challenge the makers’ ability to think outside the box.
First, the faster craft round is a timed challenge requiring a combination of speed and imagination. Then, the makers will move on to the master craft collection, a challenge in which they will need to create a craft project that illustrates the episode’s theme.
Ultimately, one maker will emerge victorious and be crowned ‘Master Maker’, taking home a cash prize of $100,000.
Making It Australia is co-produced by NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and Eureka Productions for Network 10. Dan Munday serves as executive producer for Matchbox Pictures. The executive producers for Eureka Productions are Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin.