The Art of Superstition

11 - 31 October 2013

We live in a world surrounded by superstitions. One person’s religion is another person’s myth... one person’s fear is another’s amusement.


Superstition is defined as :


1. a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.

2. a system or collection of such beliefs.

3. a custom or act based on such a belief.

4. irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious, especially in connection with religion.

5. any blindly accepted belief or notion.


Illustrators Ireland present a wonderful new group exhibition examining the world of irrational beliefs featuring works from 40 leading Illustrators, including PJ Lynch, Steve Simpson and Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey,


The show will also feature work from emerging illustrators, showcasing finalists from an accompanying open submission competition.


A number of artist’s talks will be held at The Copper House during the show where exhibiting artists will discuss their work and inspirations, the role of the illustrator in Picture Books,  Advertising and Graphic Design.