Rita Watson was born in Warburton, in Western Australia. She is the daughter of renowned Irrunytju artist, Tjuruparu Watson. During her younger years, she spent a lot of time traveling across the NPY Lands, particularly between Irrunytju and Amata. Today she lives in Kalka with her husband. Rita has developed a unique interpretation of minyma kutjara (women’s story) which is still sung and danced in Irlupa, her father’s Country. Her symbolism represents women, trees, waterholes and the resonance of song.