Born: c. 1950
Region: Utopia, Central Desert
Community: Wilora, Stirling Station
Language: Anmatyerre or Kaytetye
Barbara (other names: Pananka or Price) is an Anmatyerre artist and is mother to the Numina sisters – six daughters and three sons who all live in Darwin. She grew up in Stirling Station, a cattle station near Tennant Creek where she was schooled by her parents and started painting at a young age, learning from her mum Topsy Thomson Napangardi (deceased).
Barbara worked at the station collecting firewood, ironing clothes and general housekeeping duties for the owners of the station for which she was paid money. Barbara was married to Douglas (deceased) who was the older brother to renowned artists Ada Bird, Gloria, Kathleen and Violet Petyarre.
Barbara moved to Darwin in 2008 to be with her daughters and still lives there today, occasionally going back to Stirling for ceremonies and other family matters.