Capel Makers Trail goes online

Headshot of Ailish Delaney
Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Email Ailish Delaney
Mosaic artist Tanya Passmore and Capel Makers Trail coordinator Tracie Walsh are looking forward to the Virtual Capel Makers Trail.
Camera IconMosaic artist Tanya Passmore and Capel Makers Trail coordinator Tracie Walsh are looking forward to the Virtual Capel Makers Trail. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

Artists within the Shire of Capel will showcase their talent at the Virtual Capel Makers Trail this weekend.

In an effort to keep the Capel Makers Trail alive, the committee decided to host the event as a virtual trail by filming the live workshops and home studios of the artists and makers over the weekend.

Trail organiser Tracie Walsh said the event showcased the “very best” art and crafts people in the shire.

“The virtual trail continues to share the best that is handmade with the community in the hope that these creative traditions will be passed on and kept alive,” Ms Walsh said.

It’s a great opportunity to see first hand what the artists and makers in the shire are doing, especially what they’re doing right now considering the circumstances are so unusual.

Tracie Walsh

Mosaic artist Tanya Passmore said the trail gave her a push to keep creating.

“I think art in itself can be a bit isolating but getting it out there in the general public and teaching them, that’s where the joy is for me,” she said.

Saturday will see the trail head to Capel, Peppermint Grove Beach and Stirling Estate to hear from a young knitter, a blacksmith and more, before visiting artists in Boyanup, Dalyellup and Capel on Sunday.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails