About

Jane Webb is an artist, designer, curator and event organiser. She runs a British contemporary studio, specialising in a creative practice of art, design and prop making.

Artist prop maker and curator Jane Webb

Jane Webb graduated from Central St Martins in 2006. Since then, Jane has shown work at the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum and London Museum, London’s Leicester square with a public temporary art installation. Her work has been featured in press publications, and TV and Radio internationally.

Jane has been commissioned by several authorities throughout the UK for public light art installations at festivals and events. Also commissioned to create full light events including ‘Light Up’ a light festival for the Olympiad in London and The Museum of London’s ‘Electro-Late’.  She has created props for films and TV studios including Universal Studios and historical props for various museums including The Imperial War Museum and The National Trust. For more details see the clients page.

She has been the recipient of several awards and has also been short listed for the ‘Inspire by Awards’, ‘Pride in the House’ and the ‘Future Design Awards’ and won 1st place for The Moich Abraham’s Prize for most Innovative work.

Jane is the founder & curator of Illumini, which started in 2008. A not-for-profit organisation, which creates large, spectacular free events and promotes artists working with light as a medium. The launch of Illumini Events in 2008 attracted 7,145 Visitors, while attracting large media coverage and great reviews. Since then over 25,000 people have enjoyed the Illumini Experience. For more information about Illumini Events click here

Jane’s exhibited artworks consist of, futuristic illuminating sculptures and installations made from recycled electronic waste where computer and electronic components are “assimilated”. Her passion to use recycled items in her creations led to her starting the business of Replica Vintage Cans in 2015, creating vintage food tin cans for props and décor for Film, TV, museums and homes. Then in 2020 Funk the Junk launched a shop and blog about up-cycling and creating artworks on everything from vehicle’s, and furniture to trainers.

Artwork can be hired, purchased or commissioned for events, festivals or public art.

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
Jane Webb
Artist, Curator and Founder of Illumini
Born in London
Lives in Hertfordshire

Artist Prop maker  curator and founder Jane Webb

COMMISSIONS
2015-2021 Props made for several museums, TV and film companies, shops, restaurants, private clients (too many to list)
2020 Design & Props made for Imperial War Museum London
2019 Props & design made for HMS Belfast Event
2019 Props made for National Trust
2019 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
2018 Light Sculpture- Leeds Council- Light Up North
2018 Light Sculpture- Leeds Council- Light Night festival
2018 Light Installation- Blackpool Council- Lightpool Festival
2018 Light Installation- Lancaster- Light up Lancaster
2018 Light Sculpture- Salford Quays Culture- Lightwaves Festival
2017 Props made for Universal Studios Florida
2017 Props made for Northern Prop Hire
2016 Art- Nottingham Council- Light Night
2016 Art- 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 Sculptures- Sci Fi Film festival- London
2013 Light Sculptures- Brilliance Festival- Poole
2011 The Museum of London – Created ‘Electro-late’ Event
2008 Sci- Fi Film Festival- Art
2008 Waltham Forest Council- Olympiad Event Quantum Light Up Langthorne Park
1999-2013 Private commissions for UK, USA and Australian residents


ACHIEVEMENTS
2020 Opened Funk the Junk business in recycled art, furniture and clothing
2019- 2021 Mentor for University of the Arts London
2016- 2020 Opened Prop business Replica Vintage Cans
2018 Light Up North- 4 Light festivals in Leeds. Blackpool, Lancaster & Salford Quays
2017-2018 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.


EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
2018 Quays Culture Festival – Salford Quays
2018 Light Up – Lancaster
2018 Light Pool- Blackpool
2018 Light Night – Leeds
2018 Light Up North
2018 Qube Arts Open Award- Oswestry
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 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) 

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.

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.

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