Projects - a selection
Colours - a series of compositions by Dimitri Scarlato with words by Laura-Jane Foley. World premiere 11th July 2017 at Hoxton Hall. Album release in 2018.
The Shakespeareans: Portraits in Paint and Words at The Club at The Ivy by Laura-Jane Foley and Janet Lance Hughes. 400 years after Shakespeare's death, an exhibition featuring written and painted portraits of well known Shakespearean actors - Joss Ackland, Jonathan Price, Zoe Wanamaker, Greg Wise, Emma Fielding and Christopher Biggins. August 2016.
Laura-Jane Foley's sell-out play 'An Evening with Lucian Freud' played at the Leicester Square Theatre in May and June 2015. It starred Cressida Bonas, Maureen Lipman, Alastair Stewart and Russell Grant.
In 2017 and 2018 Laura-Jane has been interviewing leading arts figures and researching and writing a book about the Future of the Arts.
In 2016 Laura-Jane was shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category.
In April 2017 Laura-Jane joined Vogue editor Suzy Menkes and the Spectator's Lara Prendergast to discuss life after editing the Varsity newspaper.
In February 2017 Laura-Jane was interviewed about the David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain. Click the link for the interview.
A new opera composition written by Stephen Barlow and Laura-Jane Foley was commissioned by Helios Collective and Bury Court Opera and premiered at the National Portrait Gallery on 24th June 2016.
Kingston University Writing School invited Laura-Jane to give a reading and performance to students and staff in November 2015.
In October 2015 Laura-Jane gave a reading at the Letters of Note launch at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill.
Laura-Jane enjoys working with students of all ages. She has lectured widely; teaching creative writing at Kingston University, teaching History of Art to students at Bristol University and the Holburne Museum, Bath, facilitating young adult and teenage drama students, introducing poetry to primary school children and teaching History of Art and English Literature in the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge University.
In 2015 Laura-Jane was a judge for Debut Contemporary and Rug Designer's art and design competition alongside Humphrey Hawksley and Samir Ceric.
The title of Laura-Jane's thesis was 'Lucian Freud Portraits: Curatorial Ekphrasis in Contemporary British Poetic Practice'. She was awarded her PhD in 2013.
'Gallery Notes I' appears in 'The Echoing Gallery' poetry anthology edited by Rachael Boast
In 2011 The Royal Opera House invited Laura-Jane to write a short operatic work with leading Portuguese composer Luis Soldado. The resulting work ‘A Far Better Thing’ was workshopped at the Jerwood Space. Foley’s PhD libretto entitled 'Sitting for Lucian' also received development support from John Lloyd Davies at the Royal Opera House.
'The End of Music' appears in this TATE gallery anthology edited by Pascale Petit
'The Old Parsonage' was published by Kensington and Chelsea County Council in 2010.
'The Butterfly Book'' is a collection of butterflies drawn by some of the UK’s most famous artists, designers, writers, actors, politicians and other famous faces. The book was written, compiled and edited by art historian Laura-Jane Foley.
Laura-Jane took part in the photographer Rankin's Rankin Live shoot in 2009. This is the contact sheet from the event. The chosen photograph can be found on the Rankin Live website.
Laura-Jane was the publisher and editor of the national young person's political magazine 'Politick!' from 2008-2010. Visit the website for more information and a selection of articles.
Article in Cambridge 800th Anniversary Portrait book on editing the 'Varsity' newspaper.
Presenter/Interviewer - filmed for arts film with the artist Mary Fedden, 2008.
Laura-Jane was the assistant to Professor Martin Kemp, curator of the Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now exhibition at The Barbican, 2008.