This event catalogue is based on a year two essay which I wrote. Divided explores how visual culture in Ireland played an important role in expressing the transformations the country saw with regards to the resistance to British rule from the 18th to the 20th century. Design choices, after the emergence of the Free State in 1922, signified the surging patriotic values which Ireland was experiencing. These values were mirrored in the destruction of British monuments; these actions signified the political shift at the time and symbolically asserted Ireland’s desire for independence. Divided explores how Ireland is shaped by its monuments and how the destruction of these objects signifies our struggle as a nation.