Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

2022 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Barbara Merritt

Art centre


Yamaji Country | Carnavon

Lives and works

Yamaji Country | Geraldton

Barbara grew up in Mullewa in a close family of ten. She has fond memories of weekends hunting out bush together. Barbara had always wanted to be an artist, but being a mother of seven, her children came first. Now that her children are grown, Barbara has become an active artist in the Community. Barbara has been involved in NAIDOC celebrations at local schools as well as public art projects including murals at Lake Indoon and Geraldton PCYC. Always with more than one painting on the go, Barbara paints about knowledge and traditional stories passed down by her Elders, and the Country where she came from.  


visit FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre

Open 9am–5pm, 7 days


1 Finnerty Street
Western Australia