InCase Project at Intercession Gallery, Northampton

InCase is a project providing a separate volume for artworks to run concurrently with exhibitions at Intercession Gallery. We offer the space to anyone who would like to show their work or indeed curate works within it.


InCase.12: Wet Soap

Curated byLaura Bianchi


InCase.11: Source
Curated by Intercession:
Tiyana Francesca Pentland
Alexander Small
Pauline Wood

InCase goes OutCase. Source is a collaborative trip, and you're invited!

In an attempt to find the source of the River Nene, Intercession Gallery will provide free transportation to Badby Wood where we can walk, talk and search for the mythic nine - the nine springs that are said to be the origin of Northampton's much loved abiding river. Drawing materials, cameras, packed lunch are all recommended or perhaps you'd just like the time to wander and take in the stunning ancient woodland.

Join us on this journey on Wednesday 5th June leaving from Intercession gallery at 9.15am and returning at 2pm. We are hiring a minibus and driver and there will be a pub stop.

Accompanying this event there will be an exhibition running from the 5th - 12th June, and an exclusive publication that will be given out on the minibus.

More information about the SOURCE exhibition here


InCase.10 weapon of choice
Curated by Sam P.Gibson

The InCase project continues at Intercession Gallery and for its 10th incarnation artist Sam P.Gibson has been invited to curate the 86 x 112 x 3.5cm cabineted space.
We don't know what Sam will be showing in her InCase curation. We do know that it will be thrilling. Sam has told us to remember to laugh.
Sam's artists statement is: MY WORK CONCERNS ME


Image by Dan Earey 2018

InCase.9 - Curated by Daniel Earey

Opening Saturday 10th November 3-7pm

Exhibition continues to Sunday 2nd December 12-4pm

Gallery open Mon - Thursday, 12-4pm

Appointments welcome

A set of intriguing, tightly controlled graphic drawings that fill InCase with a simple symmetry and allow the green baise of the InCase furniture to become part of the installation. With Tarot overtones and an invitation to look closer this exhibition opens the door to a particular fantastical world.

Image by Tom Gibson 2018




The photographs of Tom Gibson offer a view which sensitively picks its way through contemporary landscapes. An elegant and somewhat detached vision of the familiar, these haunting images are a great testament to the talent of this young emerging photographer.


Image by Julia Harrold 2018

InCase.7:  Stones

New work by artist Julia Harrold


Thursday June 14th - Sunday July 1st 2018

Mon - thur 12-4pm

or by appointment

pv saturday 16th june 4-8pm

gallery open sunday 1st july 12-4pm



Jessica Harby’s Shield for In.Case 6 is a meditation on masculinity and power in the medium of wax.

This work grew from Harby’s residency at Cambridge Artworks, where she spent two weeks in October 2017 creating art on issues of family and home using her own family history as starting point. While devised as a break from the artist’s intensely political year-long work The Thing or The Oh Noeux Tapestry, the experience only served to highlight how the personal and political are inextricable.

Both delicate and unyielding, the tiles are an impression of the substantial belt buckle once belonging to the artist’s grandfather, who was a Chicago Police Sergeant investigated in the 1970s as part of a ring of police shaking down motorists for payoffs. While eventually granted immunity from prosecution by the state, he was indicted, along with two fellow policemen, for perjury by a grand jury for lying about his involvement in the controversy.

InCase.6 Shield by Jessica Harby is going to be shown alongside Cocksure by Rachael House opening Thursday May 10th 2018 6-9pm

InCase.5 SMASHING TIME curated by Sophie Cero, with Julia Maddison.    Pocket Hospital, printed vinyl, felt, battery operated lamp, iPhone, speaker, cloth, pins. 2018

Pocket Hospital, Julia Maddison 2018 - supplied by Julia Maddison with thanks.

The sounds, laminations and objects that Sophie Cero has selected work together towards creating a narrative that is never completely defined. Instead it remains a potential element that is suspended in a continually repeating loop of audio. The audio begins as a feint and careful exploitative tapping which builds towards a loud and brutal shattering-glass blast. This is followed by a finalizing silence which serves to halt any further progression of story. As the brief moment of inconsequential but consentrated shock and desolation passes, the audio starts again, condemning the barely suggested narrative to accompany it into an ever-repeating future.

14-28th February 2018 Thursday - Sunday 12-4pm or by appointment

InCase.4 ‘Heavier than a death in the family’.

This show brings together the work of two photographers who, on the surface, have very differing practices, William Bunce and Petr Strouhal.

William Bunce’s work is rooted in still life, spanning editorial, advertising and fine art. He often collaborates with set designers, sculptors, and other artists, to encourage visually unique and serendipitous images.

For InCase the work that was selected from Bunce forms part of his personal portfolio ‘Metamorphosis’.

Petr Strouhal is a photographer who currently combines a large format analogue film camera with scanning technology. Owing to the slow nature of this process Strouhal is able to manipulate and edit the image as it is being recorded. What emerges is a distorted, deformed world often sinister and sometimes humorous.

Private view is Saturday 18th November 2017. 6 - 9pm.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 16th November to Sunday 3rd December 2017. Intercession Gallery First Floor, The Tower 54 Kingswell Street Northampton NN1 1PR

‘Heavier than a death in the family’ is curated by Luke Harby.


Image: Francesca Anfossi

InCase.3 After the Party

Hannah Lees, Harmony Korine, Daniel Spoerri, The Grantchester Pottery, Dermot O'Brien, Emma Underhill, Francesca Anfossi
curated by Dan Howard-Birt & Francesca Anfossi

We all came together, choosing advantageously positioned chairs. We poured wine into each other's glasses. We fed ourselves from the plates placed before us, until we were satisfied. We (some of us) laughed; we chewed over ideas which had by turns carefully and recklessly been wrapped up in questions; we feigned empathetic responses and resisted the temptation to goad those of us known to hold fragile, entrenched opinions. And we poured new wine. Dessert came and went. And then we drank coffee. One of us took a fresh mint tea (oh, coffee's not good for me at this hour...). Two or three of us forewent coffee and opened some more wine. Our heads were light. We liked each other a little more. There was talk of the next time, and of tube trains. Some of us left and some of us stayed. You came back from the kitchen with another bottle of wine. We laughed.

Showing alongside 'The Kiss or Poison Boyfriend or Jesus' Blood

Opening 12th October 6pm - 9pm
Intercession opening times: 
13-28 OCT 2017 Thur-Sun 12-4pm or by appointment PV 12 OCT 6-9PM


InCase.2 copy reverse 2015 acrylic on board 36 x 34cm Mark Sibley


InCase.1 Radiant Opacity

Ikran Abdille | Jonathan Alibone | Luke Harby | Sayed Sattar Hasan | Rachael House | Danielle Smith curated by Alexander Small