Conference Artist in Residence
Neta (Juanetia) Knapp was born in 1953 at Gnowangerup, a small town in the Southwest of Western Australia and raised at the Roelands Mission.
At 17 years of age Neta left the mission with her parents and would regularly meet with relatives and go out bush on hunting trips. The hunting trips were an important part of her Indigenous culture because she learnt which plants and animals she was allowed to collect and how much. The hunting trips reinforced her respect for the land and her culture.
Neta is committed to reconciliation and educating the wider community about Indigenous culture and respect for the land through her paintings and stories.