Cape, Ann


Ann Cape is a painter, sculptor, and art  teacher, and has been active in the Australian art scene for over 25 years.  She has taught at the Royal Art society, NSW from 1999-2009, the Willoughby Art Centre NSW in 1998, various art schools and TAFE colleges, and has given numerous workshops in Sydney and country centres.

Ann has judged a number of art prizes including – North Sydney Art Prize 2009, Drummoyne Art Show 2006, Kuringai Art Society 2006, Mosman Local Artists Exhibition, Mosman Regional Gallery 2006, 2005, Miniature Art Society 2006, The Hunters Hill Art Prize 1992, Royal Art Society exhibitions, Berrima Art Society painting prize 2005, Cootamundra Art Show 2005.

Ann is a Member of the Advisory Committee Mosman Regional Gallery, a National Art School Alumni, FONAS, and a Fellow of the Royal Art Society.


Ann Cape with the portrait of her mother, at the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2014

Ann Cape with the portrait of her mother, at the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2014 (Winner People’s Choice Award)



Ann is the recipient of over 80 first prize awards in regional and suburban exhibitions including

1991 – ‘Hunters Hill Art Prize’
1993 and 1994 – ‘Liverpool Art Prize’
1993 – ‘Mosman Centenary Drawing Prize’
1997 – ‘Fishers Ghost Contemporary Art Prize’
1997, 2002, 2003 – The Blacktown Art Prize
1998 – Bright Regional Gallery Art Prize’ 1998,
1999 – ‘Mosman Art Prize’ Viewers Choice 1999,
2000 – ‘43rd Maitland Art Prize’ (drawing) 2000,
2003 and 2009 – ‘Berrima Works on Paper Art Prize’ 2003 2009,
2002  – ‘Shirley Hannon National Portrait Prize (life drawing) 2002


2004, 2009 – ‘Archibald Prize Exhibition’ NSW Art Gallery 2009, 2004,
2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2001,‘Salon de Refuses’S.H.Ervin Gallery
2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001, 1993, 1991, 1974, – ‘Portia Geach Portrait Prize Exhibition’ 2009 (2 works), 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001, 1993, 1991, 1974,
2006 – ‘Doug Moran Portrait Prize Exhibition’ H/C
2006 – ‘Redlands Art Prize Exhibition’  (Artist in Residence),
2007, 2005 – ‘Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition’ Art Gallery NSW
2006 – ‘Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition’, Grafton Regional Gallery 2007, 1999, ‘Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Exhibition’
2002 – Kedumba Drawing Prize Exhibition’
2006, 2005 – ‘Art on the Rocks Exhibition’
2005 – Australian Visions’ Mudanjiang, China 2004, Mosman Regional Gallery
2005 Australian Embassy Washington, USA
2005 ‘Artists Artists’ Axia Gallery, Melbourne
2003 – ‘10x10x10 Women Artists’, Mosman Regional Gallery
1993 – ‘Blake Prize’
2009, 2008, 2007, – ‘NG Gallery’ Chippendale
2003 to 2009, – Taylor Gallery
2008 – Borg Gallery, Gosford
2009 – ‘Unsung Heroes’ Parliament House, Canberra
1995 to 2002 – Delmar Gallery, Trinity School
1991 to 1999 Ewart Gallery
1991 to 2009, – Lavender Bay Gallery
1994, 1995, 1996 – Duke of Wellington Gallery,
2008, 2004,2003, 2002 – Arthouse Hotel
1991 to 2000 – Manly Regional Gallery
1997 to 2001 – North Sydney Fine Art Gallery
1999 – James Harvey Gallery


2013 – ‘Parlour Games’ – NG Gallery, Chippendale
2008 – ‘Presence and Place’  – NG Gallery, Chippendale
2007 – ‘Gone to the Dogs’ Landship Gallery, Georges Heights, NSW
2002 – ‘True Lines’ Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2000 – Renaissance Hotel, Sydney
1996 – Tamburlaine Vineyard NSW
1990 – Wycombe Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW


2008 – Sculpture ‘Friendship Tree’ Mudanjiang Peoples Republic, Mosman Council, NSW,
2007 – Fire Station Memorial” Mosman Council NSW
2005 – Onesteel Boardroom commission (triptych)


AMP, Portrait Sir Vincent Fairfax, Sydney, Onesteel, Whyalla SA, Hunters Hill Council, Liverpool Council, NSW, Cessnock Regional Gallery, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery portrait Smoky and Dot Dawson, Mosman Regional Gallery, Mosman Council, Mudanjiang Art Academy, China.


2010 – Max Germaine “Australian Women Artists’
2010 – ‘Who’s who of Australian Women’


Ann Cape at Federal Parliament House canberra 2012 - PAA opening.

Ann Cape at Federal Parliament House Canberra 2012 – PAA opening.



5 Responses to Cape, Ann

  1. Hello
    I am a student studying BA (Hons Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art, England. My currant body of work is a response to the affects upon Dementia sufferers. My father is one and I feel the need to create work which interprets the effects that this illness has upon him. I do this in a sensitive way, both to my father and to the materials I use. I would very much like to talk to Anne Cape about the work she produced around the subject of Dementia for the exhibition with her daughter at the Mosman Gallery. I would very much appreciate your help in forwarding this email or sending me an alternative address. Many thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sarah

  2. Hi Ann,
    I hope this finds you well and hope you don’t mind my trying to contact you. We met a few years ago at NeuRA and again at your Mosman exhibition last year. I spoke to Olivier Piguet and he suggested I try to contact.
    Kind regards

  3. I wrote to you over two weeks ago seeking a quote for a portrait and have received no response to date. This matter is urgent to resolve and therefore I would appreciate a response to my request. If you need more details my email address is

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