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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.





The Icon Factory is delighted to announce the first exhibition for 2017, CONFIGURATIONS by Iwona Kręciwilk. OPENING 6pm 24th of February until 9pm.






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.







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.




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.





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”




CONFIGURATIONS by Iwona Kręciwilk – 24th Feb – 12th April
- Wednesday Feb 15 - 7:58pm

TradFest 2017 – WHO WAS MARGARET BARRY – Exhibition
- Monday Jan 23 - 10:31am

TradFest 2017 – A CUT ABOVE THE REST – Feat: NAVY CUT
- Monday Jan 23 - 10:25am



Happy Day to All from The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk! Irish Culture Day yesterday at Citi in Dublin. The Icon team shared and promoted our unique story about The Icon Project and its very special Iconic celebration of Irish Culture! It was a great day! Thank you Melanie & Greg for representing us plus Regine & Citi for organizing the event! Have a green & sunny day! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

Prince Tshibo and Declan O'Brien from the band Jambo-Jambo entertaining our guests at the opening of Iwona Kręciwilk's exhibition CONFIGURATIONS.

For more info on Jambo-Jambo:
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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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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