Jane Webb is a Hertford shire based artist and curator that graduated in Glass & Fine Art, post graduate, at Central St Martins in 2006 . Since then she has exhibited at the V&A Museum, The London Museum and also has been short listed for the ‘Inspire by Awards' & ‘Pride in the House' and the ‘Future Design Awards' and won 1st prize award for The Moich Abraham's Prize for most Innovative work. More recently Jane's 'Cybernetic' art was shown in Moscow.

Including a temporary, public art installation in Leicester square, 'Street Pianos', which was broadcast on TV and radio and featured in publications,internationally. Jane was commissioned by Sci- Fi Film festival and a guest artist on the premier night and also commissioned for Waltham Forest Council for 'Light Up' a one night event of illuminating Lanthorne Park for the Olympiad and commissioned to work with The Museum of London on a one night event called Electro-Late.

Jane's latest success is Illumini, where she is the founder and curator, which started in 2008. A not for profit organisation, which creates spectacular free events and promotes artist working with light as a media. The launch of Illumini Events in 2008 attracted 7,145 Visitors, since then over 25,000 people have enjoyed the Illumini Experience. While attracting large media coverage and great reviews. More information about Illumini Events can be found at www.illuminievent.co.uk

Jane's earlier art work, of illuminating mirrors, that act as mirrors by day and transform at night to powerful light features, these illuminated mirrors and contemporary glass wall panels are still consistent in her private commissions.

Jane's exhibiting works now consist of mixed media, futuristic, illuminating sculptures and installations, where recycled computer and electronic components are assimilated. The simplicity and complexity of circuit board patterns are a strong influence along with imagery of robotics and technological advancements in the area of prosthetics and cybernetics, which give humans a better way of life. Jane's interests also lie in the ways in which technology is abused by society today.

We use tools such as computers and internet which extends our visual memory and other powers beyond what our human bodies are capable of. Initially technology was created as a time saving device and memory aids. However, we now appear to be co-dependent on them, Are we letting technology act like a virus destroying our humanity and turning us into cybernetic humanoids!

We live in a throw away society, replacing our electronic gadgets, not because they are broken, but because they are not the most up to date technology. Commercial culture bombards us with messages telling us we need it. Mobile phones becoming a status symbol, the need to keep up with the Jones's no matter at what expense. I use recycled electronic components which I finds in the streets of London that have been thrown away with the rubbish just adding to land filling

Our perceptions are that technology is speed, efficiency and enhancement. The mobile phone is like a portable life support machine, the average person already looking like a cyborg with a blue tooth attachment to their ear, a digital watch strapped to their wrist and plugged into an Ipod. It does make you wonder how close we are to becoming cyborg's already!

Jane's art is developed in a fun and playful way, brining out the child in us all. Past works have included lighting, sound, and kinetics where the viewer can engage with the works not just visually but by interaction, the element of surprise if buttons are pressed. Future works are to explore more interaction with the viewer, by using electronics from recycled items, giving the once dead or unwanted, life once again.

Even though my art is perceived as science fiction, it is however heavily influenced by everyday science fact!

Jane's work can be hired for any occasion or event and will add a very unique setting for your guests

 

 

DETAILS

Jane Webb
Artist, Curator and Founder of Illumini

Born in London in 1974

Lives in Hertfordshire



EDUCATION

2008 BTEC kiln formed glass (casting and mould making) Richmond college

2005-2006 Postgraduate Art & Design Glass & Fine Art at Central St Martins London

2004-2005 LOCN creative writing City & Islington

2003-2004 BTEC Professional studies stained glass. City & Islington

1999-2002 City & Guilds Furniture craft and design distinction. City & Islington college.

1999-2002 LOCN woodwork level 1,2,3. City & Islington

1997 City & guilds mechanics Waltham Forest college

1993 City &guilds professional photography 8 distinctions. Elm park college Stanmore.

1993 City & Guilds Starting photography 8 distinctions. Elm park college Stanmore.

1992 A level Art painting Mandeville

1992 A level Art & Design Mandeville

1990 GCSE (O level) Art &Design grade A Mandeville Bucks.



EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2017 Oxo Tower Gallery exhibing with Grayson Perry, Bob and Roberta Smith,
Jessica Voorsanger, Frank Kiely, Gill Rocca, Natasha Kidd, Harry Pye- London

2017 Lockhouse Games- Cambridge

2017 CirculArt Trail- Cambridge

2016 Light Night 2016-Nottingham

2016 Trash 2 Treasure-Nottingham

2015 Shape Arts Gallery- London

2015 Connect the Dots- Sheffield

2015 The Story So Far- W3 Gallery London

2015 Draw II The London Group Exhibition-London 

2014 'Your Pop Up'- Letchworth Hertfordshire

2014 Please do touch the artwork- Cheltenham

2013 Crisis Skylight Exhibition- Oxford

2013 Oxford Pride Festival Launch- Jam Factory Oxford

2013 Microworld- Arcadia in Cardiff

2013 The Centenary Open with The London Group- London

2013 Shape The Future-Recycled Art Competition- London

2013 Sci-Fi Film Festival- London

2013 Spring- Cultivate Gallery Vyner Street London

2013 Brilliance Festival- Poole in Dorset

2012 The Illumini Event- Presents 'Dickensian Haunting's-London

2012 Oligarch- Moscow

2011 The Museum of London 'Electro-Late'- London

2010 Illumini Presents 'Crypt-mas'- London

2010 The Illumini Event 'Secret Subterranean London'- London

2009 Temporary Public art installation 'Street Pianos' - Leicester Square London

2008 Islington Art & Design Fair- London

2008 Illumini Quantum Commissioned by Waltham Forest Olympiad Event to curate and exhibit t at 'Light Up'-Lanthorne Park Stratford London 

2008 The London Design Festival-Shift group show- Peter Layton's Gallery London

2008 E17 Art trail Open studios- Walthamstow London 

2008 Illumini Event group exhibition- The Crypt London (curator Jane Webb) 

2007 Joint exhibition 'Luminaries'- Et Cetra Gallery Hackney (curator Jane Webb) 

2007 Group exhibition 'Pride in the house'- Lauderdale House London 

2007 Group exhibition 'Inspire by'-Victoria & Albert Museum London

2006 Group exhibition 'Directions'- Lethaby galley Central St Martins London. 

2006 Group exhibition 'Fourteen Women'-Cochrane Theatre London W1. 

2006 Group 2nd exhibition 'Fourteen' Cochrane Theatre London W1 

2005 Solo exhibition-Blush Stoke Newington (curator Jane Webb) 

2004 Solo exhibition- Blush Stoke Newington (curator Jane Webb) 

2003 Group exhibition- Islington Arts Factory London(curator Jane Webb) 

2001 Short listed and exhibited at Future Design Awards- Business Design Center Islington London

2000 Solo exhibition- Central Station Walthamstow London(curator Jane Webb) 

1999 Solo exhibition- Central Station Walthamstow London (curator Jane Webb) 




ACHIEVEMENTS

2017 Props made for Universal Studios Florida

2016 Commissioned by Nottingham Council for Night light and Trash 2 Treasure

2016 My art in the collection of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

2015 Installation for Westfield Shopping centre Stratford London

2015 Props created for TV show The Only Way is Essex

2015 Commissioned by Connect The Dots (sculpture)

2014 Collaborated with film maker Nikhil Allug creating sounds for his short movie

2013 1st prize award The Moich Abrahams Prize for most Innovative work

2012 Founder, curator, researcher, artist and prop maker for Illumini Dickensian Haunting's attracted over 5,000 visitors

2011 Commissioned by the The Museum of London to create one night of electronic fun Electro-Late

2010 Founder and Curator of Illumini presents Crypt-mas attracted 7,002 visitors and major press and radio coverage

2010 Founder and Curator of Illumini- Secret Subterranean London attracted over 5,000 on the opening night and 9,247 Visitors during the week event

2008 Founder & curator/events organiser of Illumini that attracted over 3,000 on its opening night and a total of 7,145 visitors.

2008 commissioned to exhibit and curate for Olympiad event 'Light Up'

2008 Guest Artist and work displayed at the Sci-fi London festival

2007 Short listed for 'Pride in the house' lauderdale House Highgate Hill Waterlow park

2007 Short listed for 'Inspire by' award at the Victoria & Albert museum.

2007 Art work 'cyborg DJ' on loan to the Victoria & Albert museum.

2005 3 pieces of art on loan to Blush Stoke Newington

2001 short listed and exhibited at Future Design Awards Business design center Islington.

2000 Donated Art work for Breast cancer Auction raised £1200.

1988 Christmas card short listed and commercially printed.



PRESS


2017 Cambridge Independent- Recycled Art

2016 Nottingham Post Trash to Treasure Commission

2014 The Comet -Pop Up Shop hoping to create a few festive surprises

2010 Time out Critics choice (image father Crypt-mas)

2010 Crane TV interview at Crypt-mas

2010 Fame Magazine- Illumini

2010 Smoke radio Interview

2010 The guardian- Crypt-mas

2010 The Independent on Sunday- Crypt-mas

2010 LBC 97.3 FM live interview at Crypt-mas event

2010 BBC Film crew Interview

2010 Interview with Croydon TV at Illumini Crypt-mas

2010 BBC London live radio interview on Illumini illuminating art underground events

2010 Ham & High- Crypt-mas

2010 Time out Critics choice secret subterranean London

2010 Sunday Times -Secret Subterranean London

2010 QX Magazine -Explore the cities underground secrets

2010 Diva -Secret Subterranean London

2010 Hackney Gazette- Illumini

2010 1st Angel magazine- Illumini Subterranean London

2010 Families East -Illumini

2010 Primary Times- Illumini

2010 India Times - Secret Subterranean London

2009 ITV London Theatre street piano

2009 BBC news Art street piano in Leicester Square, played by Jules Holland

2009 Jules Holland plays street piano The London Lite

2009 CBS news Street piano

2008 Independent 'Out of darkness,light' interview and feature and images by Ruby Russell

2008 BBC home page image of 'Little China girl'

2008 contemporary glass society photo 'little china girl by Jane Webb'

2008 Guardian (games) 'Cyborg's in the crypt- our sort of art exhibition' by Keith Stuart

2008 time out around town critics choice (illumini)in the top 5 events to do in London

2008 Metro 'Illumini the dark recesses of the st Pancras church will be lit up by Jane Webb'

2008 camden journal' New Reverence for technology' written by sara newman interview, review and images

2008 an magazine 'Sacred sites' written by Susan Jones

2008 Diva 'Illumini Event'

2008 Sci-Fantasy Modeler Borg technology: Cube & Cyber City creator Artist Jane Webb 3 page article

2008 Golders Green Gazette 'Illumination exhibition'

2008 The london Paper 'Illumini by Jane webb'

2008 slice of sci fi 'Borg Cube as art' by Sam Slogan full feature

2008' Illumini By' Josh Spears Editor in chief

2008 Lighting designers Design week

2008 London town' Illumini 'review

2008 le cool 'illumini light exhibition with fire'

2008 Sci-Fi uk review 'Jane webb illumination illumini cyborg art work' by Richard Hawkins

2008 London is free 'Party in a church Crypt'

2007 Forbidden planet web site article written by Joe Gordon titled 'Cyborg Art'

2007 Matrix magazine interview and feature by Tom Hunter

1999 Waltham Forest guardian ‘Artist who takes a reflective view of Art' interview and article with photos of my mirror work.

 

COMMISSIONS

2017 Props made for Universal Studios Florida

2016 Nottingham Council- Light Night 2016

2016 Nottingham Council- Trash 2 Treasure

2015 Props for TV show The Only Way is Essex

2015 Connect The Dots- Art Installation

2015 ADC Theatre-Tate Cambridge Props

2015 Skateboard design created for a private company

2013 Sci Fi Film festival

2013 Brilliance Festival

2011 The Museum of London – Electro-late

2008 Sci- Fi Film Festival

2008 Waltham Forest Council Olympiad Event Quantum Light Up Langthorne Park

1999-2013 Private commissions for UK, USA and Australian residents.