Leave a gift in your will
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals to ensure that we can continue to grow and care for Wakefield’s public art collection. Gifts and bequest have played a crucial role in the history of The Hepworth Wakefield and the Wakefield collection. Leaving a gift in your Will or an in-memory gift are wonderful ways of supporting us and anyone can do it.
Every gift no matter the size, whether a sum of money or a work of art, can make a real difference. You can be confident that your gift to The Hepworth Wakefield will be used wisely and effectively, and that your legacy will inspire future generations.
Talk to us
Leaving a gift in your Will is a big decision and we would advise that you talk to a solicitor about your intentions. We can also help you, so please get in touch if you would like to support us in this way or want to explore the options available to you. All legacy enquiries are treated in strict confidence.
If you would like to speak to somebody about any aspect of leaving a gift to The Hepworth Wakefield, please contact:
The information you need to include us in your Will is the name of our charity, address and registered charity number:
Gifts to The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Family Gift
The Hepworth Family Gift was an in-memory gift given to The Hepworth Wakefield, via the Art Fund, by the artist’s daughters Rachel Kidd and Sarah Bowness and the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate.
This gift gave the gallery its name and is central to the gallery’s permanent collection. The gift is displayed in two purpose built gallery spaces designed and devoted to it.Read More
The Tim Sayer Bequest
In July 2015, Tim Sayer, a former BBC Radio 4 newswriter, and his wife, Annemarie Norton, decided to donate a large number of works from their art collection to The Hepworth Wakefield. Their generous gift was publicly acknowledged in 2017 when Tim was appointed an MBE for services to art and philanthropy.Read More
A Yorkshire Bequest
Two of our long-standing patrons, Terence Bacon and John Oldham, have generously promised to bequeath nearly 100 art works from their private collection to The Hepworth Wakefield.
The collection, lovingly built up over many years, features a significant number of vessels by many of Britain’s most acclaimed ceramicists, including pioneering studio potter Dame Lucie Rie (1902-95), Angus Suttie (1946-93), Alison Britton (b. 1948) and 43 works by John Ward (b.1938).Read More
Ronnie Duncan Bequest
Yorkshire Art Collector Ronnie Duncan is bequeathing to Wakefield around 30 paintings and drawings in tribute to his former mentor and friend, Helen Kapp, who Duncan describes as a ‘shining light of art in Yorkshire’.
Kapp was Director of Wakefield Art Gallery throughout the 1950s, during which she championed contemporary artists, particularly abstract painters and sculptors and was responsible for building up the core strengths of Wakefield’s mid-century British art collection.Read More