Thursday night saw the launch of the latest Illumini event, ‘Dickensian Hauntings‘, in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall.
Curated by artist Jane Webb, this outing of Illumini is even more macabre than those that have gone before – the opening evening saw headless ghosts and the restless dead walking amongst the art lovers who had come to see the new pieces that have been brought together in this labyrinthine space.
The range of pieces on show this year is breathtaking – there are sculptures of all shapes and sizes including some intriguing anatomical models, many colourful works that play with light and sound, and Jane Webb’s own robotic work is quite striking, sitting as it does in the middle of a graveyard…
Illumini’s ‘Dickensian Hauntings’ runs through until 4 October so do check it out – as well as an opportunity to look at the artworks you could time your visit to coincide with a series of talks and activities that are taking place in the space – details of these are listed on their website.
Other events are also taking place across London to coincide with this new exhibition, including tours of the catacombs at West Norwood Cemetery and several ‘ghost walks’. You can also visit the prison cells in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern which have been opened specifically for the occasion – the Illumini website suggests that the best time to go along is on Monday 1 October between 3 and 5pm.
Illumini’s ‘Dickensian Hauntings’ is just the thing to get you and the kids in the mood for Halloween….