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Artist Statement

How can art be an educational tool and promote culture? What artistic practices and media can be used to communicate and encourage citizens to think differently about their environments? These are the questions at the heart of our enterprise in The Icon Factory, our artists’ co-operative.

 

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An article in The Irish Times about the new woman writers section of the Icon Walk and the ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL 16 that took place over the four Saturdays of August this year on The Icon Walk.

READ IT HERE: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/temple-bar-s-icon-walk-celebrates-irish-women-writers-1.2796989

Thank you Rosita Sweetman from all at The Icon Factory.

 

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MA IN GEOGRAPHY – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk were officially invited to be one of the partners in new MA in Geography by National University of Ireland Maynooth.

 

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The Icon Walk has been endorsed by the UNESCO City of Literature office as an important site for the celebration of Irish literary talent and culture.

 

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THE AMERICAN IRELAND FUND

The American Ireland Fund, organization that raises funds for the support of peace and reconciliation, community development, education, and arts and culture in Ireland guaranteed some funding for upcoming year to help develop and support The icon Walk project.

 

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IPB INSURANCE

The Icon Project has been kindly supported by IPB Insurance. An initiative called the IPB Community Engagement Fund 2015 was set up to encourage “Healthier and more active communities– improving health and wellbeing for all and promoting an active lifestyle in the community”.

 

 

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Irish Times Article by Rosita Sweetman https://t.co/PqV5wkA4DP
- Tuesday Sep 20 - 8:14am

CULTURE & ARTS FESTIVAL 16 – Sat 27th – ‘Film & Drama’ Event. https://t.co/FFqADNl0I1
- Friday Aug 26 - 9:28am

CULTURE & ARTS FESTIVAL 16 – Film ‘Terry McMahon & Friends’ https://t.co/aJx4TWMK6E
- Wednesday Aug 24 - 8:48am

 

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The Icon Project & Aga Szot Studio share TV RTE News coverage of our participation in the Culture Night this year. Thank you RTE. ... See MoreSee Less

Preparations are under way for Culture Night, when artistic venues around the country open their doors late at night and free of charge. The largest number of events will take place in Dublin and organisers are urging people affected by the bus strike to use alternatives modes of transport.

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Love it love it love it. The guys n gals are reclaiming Oirish music and Culture providing us with amazing images from our literary , stage n musical heritage. This is Cool Irlanda at its most funky and everyone should support it. LAURA GRIMES
I was delighted to find a crossroads of back streets covered in murals celebrating the whole spectrum of Irish cultural icons. This means literary giants, musicians, political and popular personalities who have had an impact on Irish society, sporting heroes, thespians and a whole lot more. Sitting at the centre of the crossroads was the organisation responsible for this magnificent display - The Icon Factory.  VALERIE GROVE
We called into The Icon Factory and met Aga Szot. artist in residence, she is very passionate about her project, we really enjoyed the gallery and bought some FAB artworks......thank-you, looking forward to next visit! NOELLE HOLLYWOOD
One of the best discoveries in Dublin, definitely. ULTRA INSPIRING. Sublime artists ready to make your day with huge talent reflected in every corner of the gallery, and streets. And furthermore... Friendliness from here to the moon & back !! Thanks for everything -onemoretime- The Icon Factory. ELISA CASTRO
Leep up your incredible work. Perseverance pays off. Dublin should be proud. We are! AMERICAN IRELAND FUND
It was really nice coincidence to find your hidden place in the heart of Dublin. I think you all are doing a great job. Hope you will be able to continue and even more, to progress ... I would like to support you and spread your work in Czech. LUKAS KLOZAR
Best thing to do in Dublin! AMAYA ALDABE
Absolutely brilliant! KAREN TIMLIN
It was a honor to have so much time spent with Barney, Aga, Kevin and their team. We're looking forward to telling the story and bringing more attention to this terrific project. AMERICAN IRELAND FUND
I'm impressed with the Icon Factory and walk ~ great concept KAREN LAVIN
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    The Icon Walk Dublin is a multi-street public art installation which showcases original artwork by many different local artists of Irish icons from many disciplines including: writers and playwrights, sports icons, musicians, and actors from the performing arts.
  • The Icon Factory
    The Icon Factory Limited is an artist's cooperative, not-for-profit collective based in the Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, run entirely by artist and volunteers. It is dedicated to celebrating Ireland’s cultural heritage through the artistic creation of Icons and through displaying these on their sister project, The Icon Walk.
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    The Icon Factory Limited is an artist's cooperative, not-for-profit collective based in the Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, run entirely by artist and volunteers. It is dedicated to celebrating Ireland’s cultural heritage through the artistic creation of Icons and through displaying these on their sister project, The Icon Walk.
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