Person Presence Perception

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Connor Maguire painting on Dublin Bus

Person, Presence, Perception

From 20th June to 6th November 2023, the Casino will play host to the portrait exhibition Person Presence Perception, 41 creations by 40 artists examining how people are depicted in artworks, how we form impressions of others based on how they are depicted and how we form our own relationship with the image and our understanding of it. Each artist portrays human beings in a variety of different ways, representing the artist’s vision and how they each choose to present each person.


The Exhibition is on view during the daily guided tours of the Casino at 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4pm or else you can view the exhibition alone between 3-5pm Wednesdays or 10-12pm Saturdays. All enquiries on 01 833 16 18 or email

One of the artists from our current Person Presence Perception art exhibition is Christopher Banahan, a visual artist who specialises in contemporary portrait painting. His portrait Lizzie in Interior is in the China Closet (the ladies room) in the Casino Marino.

For more about Christopher check out his website

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Anthony D. Haughey is one of forty artists whose work is currently on display at the Casino, thanks to the exhibition Person Presence Perception.
His portrait, Study in Blue, is on show Lord Charlemont’s small study, the Zodiac Room, with its astrological signs in stucco on the ceiling. The exhibition focuses on how artists represent people within portraits and the viewer’s perception of those representations.
This photograph, hanging on the silk lined walls of the Blue Saloon, is by Tolu Ogunware. Tolu is an Ireland based multidisciplinary artist, best known as a director and photographer who produces unique, progressive and emotive imagery.
This piece is called A Bid to Ascend and is part of our current exhibition at the Casino, Person Presence Perception, which is cross border production between the Department of Finance, Northern Ireland and the Office of Pubic Works in the Republic of Ireland.
David Quinn, based in county Mayo, is one of 40 artists whose work is currently on show at Casino, Marino, here in Dublin, as part of the exhibition Person Presence Perception, a cross border initiative between the Department of Finance, Northern Ireland and the Office of Public Works.
This painting is called Black Dress, and is mixed media on board, 70cm diameter. It is on display in the State Room of the Casino with its gold leaf highlighting the Greek key design above the door and anthemion decoration in the frieze.

This portrait of Akram Khan, an oil on canvas, hangs on the upper floor of Lord Charlemont’s 18th century neoclassical Casino. It is by artist Laura Cronin, forming part of our current exhibition, Person Presence Perception, a cross-border exhibition with the Department of Finance Northern Ireland and the Office of Public Works.

“Delighted and honoured to have Connor Maguire and his family visit us today for a guided tour and to see our exhibition Person Presence Perception of which Connor is a part of.”

“His oil painting, Sail Away, featuring his older son, is hanging in our Blue Saloon, looking out the window towards Dublin Bay, although Lord Charlemont liked to imagine he was looking at the Bay of Naples. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.”
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2 thoughts on “Person Presence Perception”

  1. Christopher Banahan

    Great blog on the ppp exhibition at Casino Marino. Very professional indeed. Thank you so much for the kind mention of my portrait. It’s very good of you to promote so many of the artists in the show. Your portrait is great. It must have shocked you to see it on the side of a bus! Brilliant advertising!
    It was really nice chatting to you at the opening reception and to meet so many of the artists.
    Best wishes
    Chris Banahan

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