Artist Profile

Barbara Weir
Born :1945
Location :Utopia
Skin group :Pwerle

Barbara Weir


Barbara Weir was born in 1945 at Bundy River Station, a cattle station in Utopia, Northern Territory.

She is one of the stolen generations and was removed from her family and raised in a series of foster homes. Barbara was reunited with her family in 1960 and returned to Utopia.

Barbara is an artist and also a politician, she became active in the local Land Rights movement of the 1970s and was elected the first woman president of the Indigenous Urapunta Council in 1985.

Barbara Weir began painting from age of 45 and became a notable artist. Her work has been exhibited and collected by major institutions. In 1996 she travelled to Europe to have exhibition of her paintings.

Barbara and her half sister Betty Mbitjana are the daughter of famous Aboriginal Artist Minnie Pwerle. She also managed her mother's career when she was alive.



                                          Barbara Weir


You are welcome to visit our art gallery to view Barbara Weir and other aboriginal artists artwork on linen/canvas, boomerang, didgeridoo, coolamon and pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Artworks by this artist

Grass Seed
Art No:BW-110
Size:60 X 90

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