Eva Rogers was born at Roper River mission. She spoke Mara and Yukul languages as well as English and her people are called Ngameratjara - fresh-water people.
Eva's mother worked at the mission sewing clothes for the children, including her own five daughters, the Joshua sisters (all since married); Dinah Garadji, Betty Roberts, Gertie Huddlestone, Angelina George and Eva herself.
Eva and her sisters attended school at the mission where they worked during the day, gardening and looking after the mission grounds and animals. After working all day the children would attend classes at night. During the Second World War, Eva's father was in the army.
Eva and her four sisters began to paint on canvas in 1992. Prior to this she would often watch other people painting for ceremony or on canvas.
Her work was included in the Ngundungunya: Art For Everyone exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1997 and later that year she held her first solo exhibition at High on Art, Melbourne.