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Art Gallery Of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize Splashes Colour Into High Tea

July 6, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Print Print Email Email

Sydney’s ‘hotel for the arts’ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is offering guests a unique, art inspired high tea from 18 July to 27 September 2015 in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ (AGNSW) Archibald Prize 2015.


To showcase the famous Archibald portraiture, Chef of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Boris Cuzon will create a replica of last year’s master piece, a portrait of champion snowboarder Torah Bright, by artist Zoe Young, on decadent white chocolate for guests to enjoy.

The interpretative collection of food-art delicacies will put the fun and imagination back into high tea. With fine art delectables to indulge any dessert critic, including mini pastel macarons, opera cake ‘splash,’ painted éclair and gold framed apple ‘tarte fine’.

General Manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Wayne Taranto said: “We’re delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with the Archibald Prize, celebrating our 10th year working alongside the Gallery to promote the esteemed award.”

Creatives will have the opportunity to produce their own Archibald masterpiece with sketching sets available at Soiree Bar on arrival. The best portrait will win two tickets* to The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, an exhibition to be held at the Art Gallery NSW during October 2015.

Archibald High Tea

Priced at $59 per person including a glass of Taittinger champagne or $65 per person with complimentary sparkling for the duration of the High Tea, the Archibald High Tea is available for a limited time at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s Soiree Bar. The offer also features one ticket to the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Find out more at www.sofitelsydney.com or contact the hotel on 02 9228 9133. 

Magnifique Breakfast Package

For those in need of additional indulgence, extend your ultimate Archibald experience and stay in the luxurious comfort of a guest room with elegant French styling. Enjoy the choice of a wide assortment of breakfast dishes in the Garden Court restaurant before a day of city action or relaxation. From $345* per room per night, for reservations, book online or phone our Reservations Team on 1800 676 960.

The Archibald Prize for portraiture is one of Australia’s oldest and most talked about art awards.Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, including George Lambert, William Dobell, Brett Whiteley and John Olsen.

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney has been the official hotel partner of the Archibald Prize since 2005, and is an ongoing and proud supporter of the Art Gallery of New South Wales as a partnership that reflects Sofitel’s spirit of l’art de vivre.

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