Barbara Weir was born on Bundy River Station in the area of Utopia in 1945, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia. Barbara started her career as an artist was inspired by the dynamic community of artists at Utopia and her adopted grandmother Emily Kame Kngwarreye she used to work with. In 1994, Barbara and other Aboriginal women traveled to Indonesia to learn more about the art of batik. This gave her new insights into her own process and she returned full of ideas on how to develop her own style. Barbara is a highly talented, creative, energetic, inventive and hard working artist, who paints in a number of different styles and she pushes her own artistic boundaries in doing so as well.