Kevin Crossley-Holland Reflections on the poem
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The Loft Gallery, Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Andrew and Kevin talk about their collaboration in making Seahenge: A Journey. Follow this link to the National Trust website for details. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/99b27962-9aba-4830-bdc1-e385988034a2/pages/details
SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY
The book has attracted some very favourable reviews. An iBook is currently been worked upon which will contain several bonus features including the authors talking about their collaboration.
City Hall, London
Rafferty was given a unique opportunity to respond to the construction of the GLA over a four year period. The design by Lord Foster was a particular talking point and many of Rafferty's images were too being reproduced in the national press, even in unlikely places such as Hello magazine....
Ernst and Young Commission
Art supporters Ernst and Young are proud owners of no fewer than 113 (yes, one hundred and thirteen) individual works by Andrew Rafferty. The images span five floors of the newly constructed European HQ at near London Bridge. It is probably the largest collection by a single...
Literacy is the closest that most of us will ever get to telepathy, the exchange of ideas between those who do not meet. This exchange transpires over distance and time. We know the thoughts of the earliest writers. But the urge to communicate predates writing. Perhaps the first mark made...
Steel, Glass and People
The Greater London Authority building, (City Hall) designed by Foster and Partners sits on the space of the old ‘Pool of London’. Foster’s concept used glass as a metaphor for open and transparent government. This becomes more interesting as the neighbours include the Tower of...
Portraying the last few hours of Christ’s life has absorbed some of the greatest artists, yet it could be said that the photographic depiction of the Passion started around 1400 A.D. with breathtaking originality with The Shroud of Turin. Whilst it is a very powerful icon, the Catholic...
In 1993 I accompanied David Craig on the British part of his world exploration of great rocks. Rocks differ from stones in that they are still attached to the bedrock however they have been shaped by nature or man, whereas stones have been hewn and usually placed deliberately into...
The Stones Remain
Some of the reasons why prehistoric circles and standing stones and tombs appeal to us so strongly are simple and obvious. Let me begin with one of them: the nature of stone. Whether one is talking of granite or dolerite or limestone or sandstone, it is stone's business to be...