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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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ANNALISA METUS – ARTIST

If you haven’t had the chance to pop into The Icon Factory to view the latest exhibition ‘TRIESTEDUBLIN/DUBLINTRIESTE’ we highly recommend that you do. The exhibition has been organised by CITIES OF JOYCE and features four Italian artists from Trieste who are exhibiting their Joyce and Trieste influenced artworks. Introducing artist ANNALISA METUS.

 

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JAN SEDMARK – ILLUSTRATOR

If you haven’t had the chance to pop into The Icon Factory to view the latest exhibition ‘TRIESTEDUBLIN/DUBLINTRIESTE’ we highly recommend that you do. The exhibition has been organised by CITIES OF JOYCE and features four Italian artists from Trieste who are exhibiting their Joyce and Trieste influenced artworks. Next up is Illustrator JAN SEDMARK.

 

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ERIKA CEI – TRIESTE PHOTOGRAPHER

If you haven’t had the chance to pop into The Icon Factory to view the latest exhibition ‘TRIESTEDUBLIN/DUBLINTRIESTE’ we highly recommend that you do. The exhibition has been organised by CITIES OF JOYCE and features four Italian artists from Trieste who are exhibiting their Joyce and Trieste influenced artworks. First up is photographer ERIKA CEI.

 

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2016 ANNUAL ICON WALK RE-PAINTING

A special thanks to the staff of Starbucks and The Hard Rock Cafe who helped out with this year’s cleaning up and re-painting of The Icon Walk.

 

JOYCE

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS

The Icon Factory is co-hosting a competition in collaboration with the project TRIESTEDUBLIN/DUBLINTRIESTE to help foster and further interest in James Joyce, his work, life, and time spent living in Trieste.

 

PAWEL

DEFINITION OF BEAUTY by Pawel Jasinski

The Icon Factory is delighted to present it’s first exhibition of 2016: A DEFINITION OF BEAUTY

Opening reception: Friday the 26th February at 6pm. Show will run until 25th of March 2016.

 

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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.

 

UNESCO

UNESCO

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”.

 

 

LATEST TWEETS

ANNALISA METUS – THE CAT AND THE DEVIL https://t.co/ZZRWNVmzT8
- Friday Jun 17 - 4:30pm

JAN SEDMAK – Kisses From Trieste https://t.co/lhypwUZPU3
- Friday Jun 17 - 4:17pm

Erika Cei – “SUA MARE GREGA” https://t.co/tlVV9BhfqO
- Wednesday Jun 15 - 12:07pm

 

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The Icon Factory and artists Aga Szot, Fergal Coghlan, Terrie O'Neill, Kevin Bohan, JoyDi Substance, Magda Kraszewska and many more will be at The Wellington Weekender Arts and Crafts Fair at the Workman's Club on Wellington Quay all day today... so pop along if you nearby.

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Joyce and Wilde from a new range of Irish Icon illustrations with quotes from volunteer and artist Kevin Bohan. Available in A4 size at The Icon Factory in Temple Bar. ... See MoreSee Less

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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
    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.
  • Exhibitions
    The Icon Factory holds a gallery space and is committed to promoting artists, to providing training and experience to artists, and to promoting Ireland’s cultural heritage at home and abroad.
  • The Icon Shop
    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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