24 April 1916

This Cigarette Case depicts imagery around the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. On the face of the case is the General Post Office, which was the headquarters of the uprisings leaders and from where the Irish Republic was proclaimed. On the obverse is the flag of the Republic which was flown alongside the Irish Tricolour. I used the imagery of the current state of the original flag instead of a complete flag to symbolise the age of the event but also to acknowledge the difficulties that surrounded it. The text on the piece is an Irish phrase often used among republicans which means; ‘Our Day Will Come’