This highly talented family of women present their dreamings and the legacy of their famous sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Minnie Pwerle. Minnie was one of Australia’s top female contemporary Indigenous artists. Her paintings are loved for being so modern in style and yet so traditional and raw in subject. Barbara Weir, Minnie’s daughter, is one of Australia’s most sought-after contemporary Indigenous artists. Inspired by a small grass found in Utopia called Lyaw or Munyeroo, Barbara’s Grass Seed paintings consist of a series of small brush strokes that overlap and weave to create a rhythmic swaying effect. It is an energetic style exclusive to Barbara.
Minnie's sisters Molly Pwerle and Emily Pwerle are also represented along with her great-grand daughters Jade and Mariah Torres (Barbara Weir's granddaughters).
Minnie’s art is in major public
Art Gallery of NSW Art Gallery of South Australia National Gallery of Victoria Queensland Art Gallery Kelton Foundation, USA
Thomas Vroom Collection, Holland Hank Ebes Collection AMP Collection Kreglinger Collection, Holland