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.
06/09/2019 23:29

Seahenge Review

Dr Natasha Hutcheson reviews SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY for Norfolk Archaeological Trust and what a cracking review it is! She says, "Andrew Rafferty's images…are as enigmatic as the circles themselves”.  Read the full review in the Press section of this website.
02/09/2019 23:25

Seahenge: A Journey at StonyWords 2020

Andrew Rafferty and Kevin Crossley-Holland will be presenting Seahenge: A Journey at the Stony Straford Literary Festival on 22 January 2020. More to follow...
17/07/2019 23:44

Seahenge: A Journey – Exhibition

Andrew will be displaying his exciting and beautiful collection of land-, sea- and skyscape photographs from his new book Seahenge: A Journey for a limited time at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.  The Loft Gallery will host his exhibition for just three days over the August Bank Holiday...
03/06/2019 23:26

SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY – Where to buy the book

There are great savings to be had on the book.  At £15 it's a bargain for a hardback book.  But checkout Wordery, Amazon and Waterstones. With Waterstones you can get it delievered to your local store for free. If you're on Amazon prime you can get it deleivered to your door for free. But...
04/05/2019 00:26


The new book will now be published on 10th May (not 1st May) to coinicide with the Sea Fever Festival in Wells-next-the-Sea, where Kevin Crossley-Hollland and Andrew will be speaking.   At the festival there will be a specially made film to present the new book.  The festival organisers...
24/03/2019 23:16

Sea Fever Literary Festival

The Sea Fever Literary Festival in The Maltings, Wells-next-the-Sea will take place between Friday 10th May and Sunday 12th May 2019.   Andrew Rafferty and Kevin Crossley-Holland will be talking about their colloboration.     The programme is now out and tickets go on sale on 27th...
30/01/2019 10:53


The new book with Kevin Crossley-Holland is currently being printed and will be published on 1st May 2019.  Kevin's poem sequence is accompanied by 28 images, colour and black/white.  The style of the images is radical and challenging.  Take a look at the front cover to get a...
12/11/2018 23:17

New Book

Exciting news!  The new collaboartion with Kevin Crossley-Holland will be released in the new year. Although many details are to be confirmed, May is looking very promising.  More details 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









Andrew Rafferty is a member of Axis.

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