Aboriginal ArtAlice Springs ArtistsBarbara Weir – My Country

SKU: SP-2209


Artist:            Barbara Weir

Born:             c.1945

Region:         Utopia – NT

Language:    Anmatyerre/Alyawarre


Born on Bundy River Station in the region of Utopia, Barbara Weir’s mother is Minnie Pwerle, a very well-known artist, and her father was an Irishman.  She was taken from her family and fostered out, but, in the 1960s 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 and contemporary painting style.  (She also paints with ochres).

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