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Barbara Weir

Barbara Weir - redrock gallery


Barbara Weir - redrock gallery

RRG08001 & RRG08004 SOLD


Language: Anmatyerre/Alyawarre

Region: Utopia, Northern Territory

Born: 1945

Dreaming: Awelye (Womens Ceremonies) Bush Berry, Grass Seed, Bush Yam Bush, Plum and Bush Banana


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.


Barbara Weir has been painting for redrock gallery since 1995


• Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

• Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane

• redrock gallery, Melbourne, Australia

• Artbank, Sydney

• Queensland College of Art Griffith University

• Ebes Collection-Workum, The Netherlands

• University of Adelaide, Adelaide

• AMP Collection



• 1995, 1997, 2003, Dacou Gallery, Adelaide

• 1995, Davis Avenue Gallery, Melbourne

• 1996, 2002, Framed Gallery, Darwin

• 1996, Gallery Woo Mang and Partners, Paris, France

• 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

• 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney

• 1996, 1997, 1998, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

• 1997, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

• 1997, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

• 1997, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

• 1997, Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney

• 1998, ARTEXPO, New York, USA

• 1998, 2001, Chapman Gallery, Canberra

• 1998, Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide

• 1998, Exhibited extensively in Europe including: Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands

• 1999, 2002, Japingka Gallery, Perth

• 1999, 2000, 2001, Tandanya, Adelaide

• 1999, 2000, 2002, Gallery Savah, Sydney

• 2000, ArtSauce, Singapore

• 2000, Redback Art Gallery, Brisbane

• 2000, AMP Building, Sydney

• 2000, "Women's Business", Chicago, USA

• 2001, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs

• 2002, Knut Grothe Galeri, Charlottlenlund, Copenhagen, Denmark

• 2003, Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne

• 2003, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne

2007 June redrock gallery, Group Exhibition, Gallery Grand Opening Beijing, P.R China

2007 July redrock  gallery, Group Exhibition China World Exhibition Centre, Beijing P.R China

2007 Auguest redrock gallery, Group Exhibition, Grand Hyatt Hotel,Beijing, P.R China

2007 November redrock gallery, Group Exhibition, International Art Expo, Beijing, P.R China

2008 July, redrock gallery Beijing, 2nd Gallery Opening, Group Exhibition,  Beijing, P.R China

        2008 November, redrock gallery Beijing: A Women’s Exhibition  Beijing, P.R China


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