An Unending Shadow is an exhibition of artworks by prominent Australian mother and daughter artists, Ann and Sophie Cape. Together they have made a series of challenging new artworks exploring the phenomena of Dementia and its impact within the community. Australia, like much of the developed world, has an ageing population and conditions like Dementia and Alzheimers disease are becoming more widespread but still little talked about and discussed in public.

The exhibition An Unending Shadow examines the emotional and psychological ‘spaces’ that people with dementia inhabit, as well as those of their family, friends and loved ones. The images include portraits of individuals and their carers as well as large abstract works. Together the artists shine a light on these health issues and bring them forward into the public domain to encourage dialogue about their broader impacts within society. Both Ann and Sophie also share personal experiences of having a relative living with dementia, its impact on their day-to-day lives and artistic practices.

Ann Cape, Separate space, 2015
Oil on canvas, 122 × 92cm

Sophie Cape is represented by Olsen Irwin


In the media

Thursday 10 September - Monday 30 November