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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.

Please consider making a commitment to the future of this Gallery by including a gift in your Will.

Bequests to the Gallery strengthen our collections, expand our programs and will be a lasting tribute to the generosity and vision of our loyal supporters.

An unrestricted bequest is always the most helpful, however if you are considering restricting your legacy to a particular area or are considering leaving a specific work of art for our collection, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your plans before you commit them to a Will, to ensure we can meet your wishes.

  • Directing your bequest

    Your bequest can be directed to:

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

    • acquisitions of major works of art – by a gift to the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation – to its Artworks Acquisition Fund ABN 40 841 451 911. This is a capital fund where the income only is used to acquire major art works. More information

    • specific curatorial areas – for example to fund an acquisition for one of the specific collections such as Australian art, Asian art, Aboriginal art, International contemporary art – by a gift to the Art Gallery of NSW Trust ABN 24 934 492 575

    • specific resource departments – for example to the Conservation department, Learning & participation department or the Research Library and Archive – by a gift to the Art Gallery of NSW Trust ABN 24 934 492 575

  • Suggested wording for your bequests

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Wording for a gift in a Will to a specific area of support should be discussed with the Gallery.

    When making our updating your Will we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor to ensure it is legally valid and reflects your intentions.

  • How we thank you

    Bequests are managed by the Foundation office and once you notify us of your pledged bequest you will be invited to join the Gallery’s Bequest Club and attend its annual functions.

    If your pledged bequest is $100,000 or more, following official notification you will be invited to become an honorary patron of the Foundation with the following privileges:

    Foundation patrons are eligible:

    • to have your name listed on the Foundation honour board

    • to receive 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

    • to receive the Foundation’s printed and E-newsletters