Birrmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha was born 1942 on Bentinck Island, Queensland, at a place on the northern side called Bilmee. She is proudly one of the predominant senior artists at Mornington Island Arts, where the bright tropical palette in her works capture the essence of island life.
“I paint the story places, all different places, true story places. We learned these from the old people. We learned what’s not for touching. They tell us what it means. We do this so we can pass these stories down to our grandchildren while we’re still alive. They love to hear our stories because of the olden time Dreamtime stories and dancing. There are lots of things that I remember to tell in stories. I am happy to show other people My Country and Culture.” Netta Loogatha