12 September 2023

Re-gifted painting to raise funds for gallery

| Sarah Martin
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The Seaview Cooktown’s Jason Ritchie with Cooktown School of Art Society president Jane Dennis and the re-gifted painting.

The Seaview Cooktown has increased their support for Cooktown School of Art Society after funding the acquisitive prize at this year’s annual art exhibition, donating back the winning painting.

The stunning landscape by local artist Gail Hearsey shows off a relatively new view of Cooktown along William Daku Park and the waterfront, and Jason Ritchie of the Seaview Cooktown said he would love to see it raise more funds for the gallery.

Art Society president Jane Dennis said the Seaview Cooktown was a very generous sponsor, and the painting would provide more funding when sold or raffled in future.

“Thank you to Jason and Kate for their support for the arts in Cooktown,” Ms Dennis said.

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