Jane was the founder and curator of Illumini, a not-for-profit organisation that provided free unique illuminating art & historical events in subterranean places, between 2008 and 2012. Several subterranean London locations were opened up during events, displaying illuminated artwork, performances, tours and talks.
The events were very popular, with over 7,000 people turning up for opening nights alone. The week-long events attracted thousands of visitors and extensive media coverage from TV, radio and press, with excellent reviews.
Illumini promoted artists from any background and experience, from visual artists to performers and writers. The organisation also helps promote creative individuals and businesses, through the website pages, with a directory of artist profiles and online resources for artists.
The aim of Illumini is not just to showcase art, but to entertain and enlighten, introducing communities that may not normally visit the arts to a different approach, many being exposed to the arts for the first time. All visitors, including families, are kept entertained by the spectacular performances. The children in particular are able to interact with not only the performers but also the actual artwork. The founder, Jane Webb, believes that the arts should be free and easily accessible for all, and stressed this for the ‘Illumini’ events. This was reflected in the number of people who attended, as well as the positive comments and feedback received. So far over 25,000 people have enjoyed the Illumini experience.