Willem Barentsz at The Hoxton

Willem Barentsz was proud to support the private view of Edward Akrout’s solo exhibition ‘First Impression’ at The Hoxton, Shoreditch.

We were pleased to invite guests to the first public tasting of Willem Barentsz gin. During this wonderful and intimate evening, guests enjoyed a selection of classic cocktails whilst viewing a suite of drawings and paintings titled ‘First Impression’ by Edward Akrout.

Best known for his roles in high profile TV series and films including; Mr. Selfridge, Midsomer Murders and The Borgias, actor Edward Akrout has kept his talent as an artist hidden from the public eye until recently, when he presented his debut solo exhibition at Café Royal in March to an enthusiastic crowd of gallerists, collectors and VIPs.

The ‘First Impression’ collection originated in New York in the fall of 2013 when Akrout was left immobile due to a back injury. Despite being paralysed from pain, the energy of the city inspired him; dragging Akrout from his solitude to the streets of The Big Apple. He chanelled his emotions into an array of contemporary abstract drawing and paintings.

Willem Barentsz was delighted to be a part of this exclusive and exciting evening.