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MAKE Award—Biennial Prize for Innovation in Australian Craft and Design (Australian Design Centre)

GEELONG Make Awards, artwork Vipoo Srivalasa, Photo Amy Piddington

MAKE Award—Biennial Prize for Innovation in Australian Craft and Design (Australian Design Centre)

10 Aug 2024 – 27 Oct 2024

Geelong Gallery and Australian Design Centre present this major new national award celebrating innovation in contemporary craft and design. Works were submitted by Australian designer makers demonstrating innovation in technique or material use, and the 30 pre-selected finalists form this exciting exhibition.

The winner of the MAKE Award, ceramic artist Vipoo Srivilasa, received a cash prize of $35,000 with a second prize of $10,000 going to glass artist Jessica Murtagh with a high commendation to textile artists and master weaver Liz Williamson. This is the richest non-acquisitive prize for craft and design in Australia.

The MAKE Award finalists are: Luke Abbot, Kelly Austin, Andrea Barker, Julie Blyfield, Samuel Burns (Sabu Studio), Lisa Cahill, Cobi Cockburn, Csongvay Blackwood, Carly Tarkari Dodd, Evan Dunstone, Gretal Ferguson, Hannah Gason, Minqi Gu, Rowena, Juliana, Angela Foong (High Tea with Mrs Woo), Kumuntjai Napanangka Jack, Cara Johnson, Sherrie Knipe, Korban/Flaubert, Johannes Kuhnen, Ruth Ju-shih Li, Brenda Livermore, Nick Mount, Jessica Murtagh, Kenny (Yong soo) Son, Studio Ventana X Tim Noone, Vipoo Srivilasa, Bic Tieu, Angela Valamanesh, Liz Williamson, Damien Wright and Bonhula Yunupingu.

The MAKE Award showcases designer/makers working across all related disciplines including ceramics, glass, furniture/woodwork, metalwork, textiles and fibre, and contemporary jewellery.

Finalists are designer/makers with a high level of skill either working with materials that are new to their practice, new or traditional materials, or working in new and innovative ways.

The MAKE Award is an initiative of the Australian Design Centre.

Image: Vipoo Srivilasa, Diverse Dominion Deities, 2023, Australian Design Centre exhibition view 2023, Photographer: Amy Piddington.

Gallery Details

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220
T: 03 5229 3645
W: geelonggallery.org.au

Opening Hours
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. 

Entry is free but admission fees may apply for some exhibitions.

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.