Rhoda was born at Numbulwar which is a community on coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Daughter of the prominent Marra Artist, Violet Hammer; Rhoda has also turned her attention to carrying on the legacy in recent years. She often paints bush tucker, especially fresh water and salt water foods, as fishing and collection of bush foods is a particular passion. Rhoda is also a prolific craft maker, always experimenting with new bush materials and is keen to use traditional materials in both traditional and contemporary ways. Rhoda’s knowledge of traditional bush foods and bush crafts is extensive and she continues to pass on this important knowledge to her children and grandchildren living in the Borroloola region. Rhoda works as a studio assistant at Waralungku Arts, is qualified in arts conservation and is actively involved with the peak body organisation, ANKA.