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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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The Icon Factory had a great week taking part in this year’s VIEW FESTIVAL with painting workshops, lectures on contemporary street art, poetry and the Venice Biennale. We look forward to next year’s festival and would like to thank everyone who took part. For more on The View Festival click HERE:

 

 

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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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VIEW – ARTS, POLITICS & IDEAS FESTIVAL 2016. https://t.co/qwM8Ka3Ua6
- Tuesday Nov 22 - 11:35am

THE VIEW FESTIVAL – Thank You! https://t.co/YHArbyRavD
- Tuesday Nov 22 - 9:24am

EXHIBITION: ‘THE BORING BOOK’ by Karolina Pietrzyk. https://t.co/xGTgoMNMlA
- Friday Nov 18 - 10:02am

 

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The Icon Factory had a great week taking part in this year's VIEW FESTIVAL with painting workshops, lectures on contemporary street art, poetry and the Venice Biennale. We look forward to next year's festival and would like to thank everyone who took part,

The exhibition BORING BOOK by Karolina Pietrzyk which opened last Friday as part of the festival will run for a four more weeks.

We had great feedback for the poetry night, art lectures and painting workshops and we hope to hold more of these in the future.

If you are interested in doing painting workshops or holding poetry or lecture evenings at The Icon Factory please contact us at: iconfactorydublin@gmail.com
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The Icon Factory had a great week taking part in this year's VIEW FESTIVAL with painting workshops, lectures on contemporary street art, poetry and the Venice Biennale. We look forward to next year's festival and would like to thank everyone who took part, The exhibition BORING BOOK by Karolina Pietrzyk which opened last Friday as part of the festival will run for a four more weeks. We had great feedback for the poetry night, art lectures and painting workshops and we hope to hold more of these in the future. If you are interested in doing painting workshops or holding poetry or lecture evenings at The Icon Factory please contact us at: iconfactorydublin@gmail.com

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A big thank you to all who came to opening last Friday (the 18th of November) of THE BORING BOOK exhibition by artist and designer Karolina Pietrzyk.

Karolina is a visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator and in her art she looks for usual and random sketches while systematically trying to unlearn her skills. Her artworks convey this concept and they are striking in their simplicity whilst also showing the warmth of the artist.

It was a great evening with some fantastic acoustic guitar playing and singing by the very talented singer Tshibo Prince from the band Jambo Jambo.

FOR MORE INFO: www.facebook.com/Karolina-Pietrzyk-455160907862004/

For more on Jambo Jambo: www.facebook.com/Jambo-Jambo-527528104114661/
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A big thank you to all who came to opening last Friday (the 18th of November) of THE BORING BOOK exhibition by artist and designer Karolina Pietrzyk. Karolina is a visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator and in her art she looks for usual and random sketches while systematically trying to unlearn her skills. Her artworks convey this concept and they are striking in their simplicity whilst also showing the warmth of the artist. It was a great evening with some fantastic acoustic guitar playing and singing by the very talented singer Tshibo Prince from the band Jambo Jambo. FOR MORE INFO: www.facebook.com/Karolina-Pietrzyk-455160907862004/ For more on Jambo Jambo: www.facebook.com/Jambo-Jambo-527528104114661/

2 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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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
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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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