Utopia artist Barbara Weir was born at Bundy River Station in Central Australia in 1945. Barbara is the daughter of the famous Utopia artist Minnie Pwerle. Barbara Weir was taken away from her family when she was 9 and returned to them 15 years later. By the late 1960s Barbara and her children were living alongside Emily Kame Kngwarreye and her Grandfather Quartpot Akemarr.
Barbara was an active participant in the emergence of the Utopia artist movement, and during the 1990s she visited Indonesia with artists to further develop skills of the Utopia batik artists.
Barbara Weir was in Europe and USA in 1996 and from that time onwards Barbara has been a major name on the world of Aboriginal art. Barbara Weir’s language groups are Alyawarr and Anmatyerre.