Barbara Bear

Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre

Barbara is the fourth child of nine children. Her mother is Winyangardie clan and her father is from the Warrtngarlingorngor clan and they are of the Ngarinyin language group. She has lived in either Derby or Mowanjum most of her life

Barbara’s work is unique within the Art Centre. Her colour palette, defined shapes and decorative detailing, sees her work reveal a distinctive graphic look. Though contemporary in her approach her work is always informed by the traditional stories heard from her elders as a child.