Leave a gift in your will

A bequest to the Gallery is a generous way for you to make a lasting contribution for the benefit of future generations. Bequests to the Gallery, of any amount, can help strengthen the collections and expand our programs.

The Gallery aims to build lasting relationships with our donors. If you are considering making a bequest we invite you to discuss your intentions with us so we can thank you personally and make sure your wishes are understood and achievable.

Directing your bequest

Your bequest can be directed to:

(1) acquisitions of major works of art – by a gift to the Foundation’s Artworks Acquisition Fund ABN 40 841 451 911

(2) other areas such as building works – by a gift to the Foundation ABN 40 841 451 911

(3) the Gallery generally – by a gift to the Art Gallery of NSW Trust ABN 24 934 492 575

(4) specific areas of support – by a gift to the Art Gallery of NSW Trust ABN 24 934 492 575

Suggested wording

(1) Suggested wording for a simple gift in a will to the Foundation for acquisitions of major works of art:

I give devise and bequeath [% of my estate/$x /the rest and residue of my estate] to the fund known as the Artworks Acquisition Fund within the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation ('the Foundation’) for the use and benefit of the Foundation at its absolute discretion and I direct that a receipt from the Secretary of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge for such gift.

(2) Suggested wording for a simple gift in a will to the Foundation for other areas such as building works:

I give devise and bequeath [% of my estate/$x /the rest and residue of my estate] to the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation ('the Foundation’) for the use and benefit of the Foundation at its absolute discretion and I direct that a receipt from the Secretary of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge for such gift.

(3) Suggested wording for a simple gift in a will to the Gallery itself:

I give devise and bequeath [% of my estate/$x /the rest and residue of my estate] to the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trust ('the Gallery’) for the use and benefit of the Gallery at its absolute discretion and I direct that a receipt from the Secretary of the Gallery shall be sufficient discharge for such gift.

(4) Wording for a gift in a will to a specific area of support should be discussed with the Gallery and your solicitor.

We’d like to thank you

Bequests are managed by the Foundation office and when you pledge a significant bequest we’d like to acknowledge your contribution by offering you honorary Foundation membership at a level commensurate with the value of your bequest.

Foundation membership can include:

  • being eligible to have your name listed on the Foundation honour board
  • receiving invitations to official openings and private viewings of major exhibitions, with a talk by the exhibition curator, the Gallery’s director or another leading art expert
  • receiving the Foundation’s twice-yearly newsletter

For further information

Head of philanthropy
Jane Wynter
Tel 02 9225 1818
Jane.Wynter@ag.nsw.gov.au

Philanthropy manager
Fiona Barbouttis
Tel 02 9225 1684
Fiona.Barbouttis@ag.nsw.gov.au

See also Donate artwork.