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02/04/2022 22:29

Exhibitions

Seahenge: A Journey showing in Seaford, East Sussex, at the Crypt Gallery.   Then in St Ives (Cornwall) in May and Blickling (Norfolk)  in August.    
02/03/2022 00:06

SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY

Now out in 51 Apple Stores worldwide.  Download your copy for just £6.99 (UK)
03/02/2022 22:25

SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY Pre-order offer

Order SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY before 1st March and get it for £5.99 Follow this link to the Apple Books page.  
21/01/2022 15:30

SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY

PUblication date is now scheduled for 1st March 2022 and it costs just £6.99 Pre-orders and a sample of the book from 1st February.
07/01/2022 00:37

SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY IN APPLE BOOKS

Seahenge: A Journey is to be published as a 'read-aloud' ePub, and for the first time, Kevin Crossley-Holland will narrate the entire poem sequence.  With his story-telling voice and Andrew Rafferty's beguiling images, this is a beautiful experience for the reader.  Andrew has been...
14/12/2021 10:28

Exhibitions

Andrew is delighted to announce a series of exhibitions in 2022.   He will be exhibiting 'Seahenge: A Journey' in, Seaford, Cryot Gallery: 30 March - 12 April St Ives, Crypt Gallery: 28 May - 3 June Blickling Hall, Loft Gallery: 2-7 August   More to follow...
15/02/2021 14:09

Gravity for Beginners

Another front cover image! The new poetry collection by Kevin Crossley-Holland will have as its cover, one of the images from the Seahenge: A Journey collection.  The poetry collection is called Gravity for Beginners and should be published by the end of February 2021.
04/10/2020 12:03

CD Artwork

Andrew Rafferty is delighted that his artwork has been used for the cover design of a new CD by the reknown composer Lynne Plowman. Lynne's new collection is called The Beachcomer and Rafferty's hypnotic rolling sea image sets the tone for these evocative and engaging new musical pieces by one of...
03/03/2020 14:29

Oxford Literary Festival

Sadly, due to Covid-19, the Oxford Literary Festival in 2020 was cancelled. We hope that there will be another opportunity to hear Andrew talk about his work. 
19/10/2019 16:21

Oxford Literary Festival 2020

Breaking News! Andrew Rafferty has been invited to the prestigious Oxford Literary Festival 2020. More information and ticket availability to follow soon.

Andrew Rafferty

As a result of his first exhibition The Megalithic Yard, the quality of Rafferty's photographic work was recognised and led to mainstream publisher Century Hutchinson publishing his essay of 69 images on the subject of the prehistoric monuments of Britain with an accompanying text by award winning writer Kevin Crossley-Holland

The work came out to national critical acclaim. Robin McKie in The Observer wrote,

 

Rafferty's stark black-and-white photos are often strikingly beautiful, and catch the peculiar bleakness so distinctive of standing stones.

 

Since then Rafferty has explored many other themes, including the natural landmarks of Britain. Part of this collection was published by Cape to accompany David Craig's Landmarks, 1995.

 

A fascination with graffiti and why we all wish to leave our mark somewhere and especially on stone led him to create a photographic exhibition where the images were printed on stone itself.

The commission to make a personal response and record of the construction of the new City Hall designed by Foster and Partners, has taken his work into new territory. Here, the response to the building during the process of construction was as important as the finished building as Rafferty captured both the work place and the workers.

Rafferty's wealth of interests and in depth research of each subject has enabled him to amass a unique collection of British historical and literary landscape images. His artistic approach has led directly to his membership of AXIS - the database of artists.  A unique photographic interpretation of the Christian Passion was displayed at the Phoenix Arts Gallery, Brighton.  Rafferty revisited the Passion and created a new exhibition which was displayed at the Crypt Gallery of St Pancras Church, London to the critical acclaim of an acknowledged expert of Christian art Rowena Loverance.

Andrew Rafferty's work has been shown in professional and amateur photographic publications as well as newspapers and magazines. He has been interviewed about his work on radio and in print and his work is held in both public and private collections, notably by Ernst and Young whose HQ on the South Bank in London displays no fewer than 113 images and City Hall who hold 16 large scale works.

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Andrew Rafferty's artwork is used for the cover image of Lynne Plowman's new CD collection The Beachcomer. PRIMA FACIE PFCD135

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Andrew Rafferty is a member of Axis.

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