{Tales from the Autumn House} Exhibition, 4 September to 2 October

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{Tales from the Autumn House} Exhibition, 4 September to 2 October

The Belfry welcomes a sensory exhibition of art, installation & photography by Renaud Haslan and Joanna Vale.





 2nd October – Special Closing Event

For the last day of this dreamlike and atmospheric exhibition, music will be added to the multi-layered, immersive experience. On 2nd October Tales from the Autumn House will go out to the autumnal tones of the cello, performed by special guest Jo Quail. Well known for her emotive and commanding soundscapes, for this unique show she’ll treat us to an acoustic performance, including a new piece inspired by themes from the exhibition, providing a beautiful soundtrack to autumn.

Jo Quail


4th September to 2nd October 2014

Thursdays & Fridays 6pm – 9pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12pm – 5pm

Opening Night: Thursday 4th September, between 6 and 9pm
Part of the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays Programme                                 Arrive early for complimentary drinks.

This mixed media exhibition takes you on a sensory exploration through a world in a state of perpetual autumn. Showcasing the unique vision of graphic artist and illustrator Renaud C. Haslan, The Belfry provides a suitably secretive space. Candlelit and filled with sound effects, he layers photography, graphic design, installation and poetry to form a multi-dimensional experience.

Haslan’s vision is one of texture and ambience, creating a reverence for all things that decline and decay. Signs and symbols of nature’s end of year transformation create a sense of the sacred. Within a rich, autumnal colour palate and textural detail, you’ll see woodland totems, a tree of keys and images of nature’s landscape. Inspired by the effect the elements have on natural materials, he manages to capture and hold up to admiration moments of nature’s dissolution; the beauty of lichen on rock, rust on iron, crumbling veins on leaves. Within his artistic hands, all is infused with a sense of melancholy, and sepia photography idolises moments of the past.

Adding another layer to the experience is wordsmith and collaborator Joanna Vale. Hand scripted words are woven into the artworks, while story fragments from recorded voices add an element of mystery that feels compelled to be solved.

The spirit of autumn is present throughout the exhibition, immersing you in echoes of a lost world.

Information & social media:


Twitter: @theautumnhouse

Artist website:



Renaud C. Haslan – hasland@hotmail.com

Joanna Vale – joannavale@talktalk.net