MAKE Award finalist Carly Tarkari Dodd on 2SER Breakfast

This year, the Australian Design Centre instituted the MAKE Award, a biennial prize spotlighting innovation and energy in Australian craft and design. On Thursday the 28th of September, the winner of the MAKE Award will be announced, and an exhibition displaying the works of the thirty MAKE finalists will open at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney. One of the thirty finalists selected is Carly Tarkari Dodd, who is nominated for her piece Aunty’s Bag. Carly is a Kaurna/Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist and curator based in Adelaide, where she won the NAIDOC South Australia Young Person of the Year in 2018 largely for her work with community in the arts sector. She’s run art workshops at The Art Gallery of South Australia, the Spirit Festival and at WOMADelaide, where this year, she had her work exhibited after a residency at the City of Adelaide ArtPOD. We had Carly on 2SER Breakfast to tell us about Aunty’s Bag and her pieces of wearable art.

The exhibition of works by the MAKE Award finalists will take place from 28 September to 22 November, and the works are able to be viewed at

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