A bequest to MPRG provides a lasting contribution to your community, ensuring future generations have access to innovative exhibitions and programming. A bequest enables a donation that may not be possible during your lifetime – acknowledging the enriching role the Gallery played in your life, and in turn facilitating this experience for others.

A bequest can include any of the following forms:

  • Cash expressed as a dollar amount, a percentage of an estate or the residual value of an estate
  • Work(s) of art
  • Distributions from a trust

We invite you to reach out to MPRG if you are considering a bequest, so we can assure you as to how your gift will benefit the Gallery and its community. Whilst unspecified gifts hold the most value, we are happy to discuss personal requests or specific areas of interest, such as education programs, acquisitions or exhibitions. Additionally, informing us of your bequest grants us the opportunity to appropriately thank you for your gift and ensure your contribution is acknowledged in line with your wishes.  Please note that MPRG can only accept artworks that align with our acquisition policy.

For more information, including the appropriate wording in updating your will please contact:

Danny Lacy
Gallery Director

Bequest in focus

In 2021 MPRG gratefully received the bequest of Brian Goddard comprising of forty artworks from Goddard’s private collection. This bequest adds to our holdings of paintings, works on paper and ceramics by significant Australian artists and provides a remarkable range of themes for future exhibitions and research.

This generous gift extends our collection of works on paper by significant Australian artists and to the body of work by artists already in the collection. Among many noteworthy artworks, highlights include paintings by Arthur Boyd and Roger Kemp, works on paper by Russell Drysdale, Noel Counihan and Sidney Nolan, sculpture by Inge King and ceramics by Milton Moon and Stephen Benwell.

The relevance and immediate impact of the bequest is evident through the prompt display of four works from this bequest (Suzanne Archer, Inge King, Joy Peck and Barbara Grosman) included as part of our WINTER 2021 exhibition focussing on female artist from the MPRG Collection.