Barbara Weir

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12 Feb 2009 - 05 Apr 2009

Holmes à Court Gallery in association with DACOU, Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia brings you work by Utopian artist Barbara Weir.

Barbara Weir has excited audiences all over the world with highly compelling abstract canvases that masterfully evoke a timeless illusion of depth and subtle rhythmic movement. It is an art that is as remarkable in its exquisite expression as is the story of her life. Her journey has been one of extraordinary courage, determination and achievement.

Barbara is one of Aboriginal Australia’s stolen generations. Daughter of Minnie Pwerle, at the time of her abduction at age nine she was in the custodianship of her grandmother, Emily Kngwarreye. Separated from her family for over ten years when she was able to return it was her grandmother who helped her successful integration into her family, the community and traditional life. Active and well respected in the Utopia community her career as an artist was inspired by the dynamic community of artists at Utopia and the work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Emily’s work had a profound impact on her and in the early 1990s she began seriously to explore her artistic talents.

She is a versatile and passionate artist whose love for the country is reflected in each canvas she paints. Highly skilled in the use of dot work and ingenious in her use of lines and texture she is continually pushing the boundaries, experimenting with new mediums and new forms of patterning.

Barbara Weir will be talking about her life and work at 4pm on Sunday 15 February at the Gallery.

1. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2005
acrylic on canvas, 281 x 576 cm 
$110 000
2. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2007
acrylic on canvas, 122 x 91 cm 
$7700
4. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 120 x 90 cm 
$7700
6. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 228 x 120 cm 
$17 000
8. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 124 x 92 cm
$8150
 
17. Barbara Weir Creation of My Mother’s Country  , 2009
acrylic and ochre on canvas, 70 x 91 cm
$4550
19. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 181 x 123 cm
$15 900
20. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
21. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
22. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
23. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
24. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
25. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
26. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
27. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
28. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
29. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
30. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
31. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
32. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
33. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
34. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
35. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm 
$850
3. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 6 panels of 122 x 31 cm
$16 000
5. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 120 x 90 cm 
$7700
7. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 124 x 92 cm
$8150
  9. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 123 x 180 cm
$15 830
10. Barbara Weir Creation of My Mother’s Country  , 2009
acrylic on canvas, 120 x 180 cm
$88 000
11. Barbara Weir Grass Seed  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 120 x 90 cm 
$7800
12. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 92 x 124 cm
$8150
13. Barbara Weir My Mother’s Country  , 2008
acrylic on canvas, 92 x 124 cm
$8150
14. Barbara Weir Creation of My Mother’s Country  , 2009
acrylic and ochre on canvas, 211 x 90 cm
$13 550
17. Barbara Weir Creation of My Mother’s Country  , 2009
acrylic and ochre on canvas, 70 x 91 cm
$4550
16. Barbara Weir Creation of My Mother’s Country  , 2009
acrylic and ochre on canvas, 70 x 93 cm
$4650
Opening Night    
  Opening Night - Barbara & Fred