In Plain Sight: Commissioning a Portrait of Averil Deverell BL and Frances Kyle BL
Currently there is a notable under-representation of female subjects displayed in the collections of The Bar of Ireland and King’s Inns despite the existence of numerous influential women in law.
Among them, Averil Deverell and Frances Kyle who were the first women to be called to the Irish Bar in 1921 following the enactment of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919.
In Plain Sight seeks to celebrate the achievements and enhance the visibility of historical and contemporary women that have demonstrated significant leadership, influence and contribution to the practice and education of law.
It aims to achieve this through the commissioning of additional portraiture that will hang in the Law Library or The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, as appropriate, in plain sight of the barristers of today and tomorrow.
For further information about this initiative, see lawlibrary.ie/inplainsight