Sculptor Andrew Whitehead Who Portrayed Tim Fischer Is On New Making It Australia TV Show | Review of northern beaches
His creativity is reflected in the carvings across the Riverina, but Andrew Whitehead felt like an intruder in preying on other artisans for Make Australia.
Mr Whitehead is one of 13 contestants on the TV show which debuts Wednesday night and involves challenges between those with different talents in the craft.
“I said to a few, ‘I think I’m the Volkswagen that slipped into the BMW parking lot and will be discovered soon,’” Mr. Whitehead said.
“That’s how I thought, because they were so talented and knowledgeable than those other people.”
“I thought I had no hope, but I will do it anyway,” he said.
After eight stages, which included submitting work videos, online interviews and challenges, he was selected, with filming starting in March in Sydney.
Make Australia is based on an American show, but Mr Whitehead said that after watching the original and being in the Down Under version, there was a difference.
“The American show is pretty cheesy and I don’t think it would really appeal to Australian audiences,” he said.
“This one has a little more adult humor and Aussie comedy.
“I think it will be very well received by the Australian public as there is a diverse demographic of applicants that people can support and follow their ideas.”
Asked to tag his category, Mr Whitehead, 62, said old, male, white and a farmer.
Some of his rivals on the TV show have skills in three-dimensional animation, party planning, prop making, costume design, and Aboriginal art.
During each episode, each participant will have to complete two tasks and the product will be judged by Game Of Thrones decorator Deborah Riley and stationery artist Benja Harney.
The big winner takes home $ 100,000 in prizes.
- Hosted by comedians Susie Yousef and Harley Breen, Make Australia starts at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening on network 10.