See Through Café
Art and Education
Due to Covid regulation, places are limited and booking is required.
This month’s See Through Cafe is a special one, we speak to Colm Keegan, an expert artist and educator. We’ll be discussing the responsibility of moulding the next generation of artists in Ireland, the right way to teach art and how to balance educating and being an artist.
The See Through Café is a free and open space where we allow to flourish conversations about art and diversity in and across Ireland, through the eyes of artists and art enthusiasts. The See Through Café is curated by members of the WeareGriot Collective: Dagogo Hart, Felispeaks and Samuel Yakura. It is presented in collaboration with Rua Red and supported by Creative Ireland South Dublin and South Dublin County Arts Office.
Meet the guest
Colm Keegan is a writer and poet from Dublin, Ireland. His first book “Don’t Go There” was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. His latest collection “Randomer” is now available from Salmon poetry.
He was a co-founder and board member of Lingo, Ireland’s first Spoken Word festival. In 2014 was awarded a residency in the LexIcon, Ireland’s largest public library. He has developed numerous creative writing projects for schools and colleges across the country. He is a creative writing teacher and co-founder of the Inklinks Project, a writing initiative for young writers. He was the writer in residence for Carlow College St Patricks in 2019. He also developed and co-ordinates South Dublin Epic for SDCC arts office.
His debut full-length play “For Saoirse” was staged in Axis Theatre and shortlisted for the Fishamble New Writing award in 2018. His short play “Something Worth Saying,” commissioned for the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland project in 2020 was called ‘exquisite and devastating’ by reviewer Emer O’ Kelly.
The host - Dagogo Hart
Dagogo Hart is a Dublin based poet, writer, and spoken word artist whose words have wowed audiences from bar basements to electric picnic stages. His poetry is inspired by his hometown in Lagos, Nigeria, and his experience since moving to Ireland.