Bequests

You can provide a lasting contribution that will assist to strengthen and develop the collection and activities of the Geelong Gallery through a bequest, of any size, in your Will.

A bequest is a straightforward and effective way to ensure that your generosity has an enduring benefit for future generations. The Gallery maintains a permanent and public record of its benefactors and acknowledges the support in the categories below on the Geelong Art Gallery Foundation honour board, or you may wish to remain anonymous. The Gallery respects these wishes. Gifts of art can also display acknowledgment if requested. For more information about our bequest program, please download our bequest brochure.

Bequests to the Geelong Gallery are administered by the Geelong Art Gallery Foundation Inc. and we are happy to discuss any individual requests you may have. For more information please contact the Gallery on 03 5229 3645. 

Active Bequests

Dorothy McAllister Bequest—provides funds for the acquisition of early British (1780–1820) and Australian porcelain as well as examples of work by Geelong’s Colonial silversmiths.

Sybil Craig Bequest—provides funds for the acquisition of works on paper.

JB Ryan Perpetual Trust—provides funds for the acquisition of works of art.