REGION: Atwengerrp, Utopia
LANGUAGE GROUP: Alyawarr and Anmatyerre
COUNTRY: Atnwengerrp, Utopia Region
SUBJECTS: Grass Seed, My Mother’s Country, Bush Berry, Creation of My Mother’s Country, Countryside, Beginning of the Creation
Barbara Weir was born c.1945 on Bundy River Station in the area of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia. Barbara Weir's mother is the late famous Aboriginal Artist Minnie Pwerle.
Barbara's father was an Irishman. She was taken from her family and fostered out, but in the 1960's Barbara returned to Utopia and stayed with her aunt Emily Kame Kngwarreye.
Barbara commenced painting with acrylics on canvas in 1989 and developed a sophisticated contemporary painting style. (She also paints with ochres). In 1994, Barbara Weir and other Aboriginal women travelled to Indonesia to learn batik techniques. In 1996, Barbara Weir travelled to Europe to exhibit her artworks.