- c. 1930
- Alternative Names
- 'Knocha' (nickname)
- Putness, Dzidra (maiden name)
Between 1970 and 1980 and beyond, Dzidra Knochs studied arts and crafts, education and art history at Flinders University and the South Australian school of art. Having some knowledge of Russian and Italian, she worked for many years as a journalist in the area of the Arts for the Melbourne newspaper Australijas Latvietis (Australian Latvian) as well as freelancing for overseas journals and newspapers. She has exhibited her visual artwork in all Australian capital cities and also in Canada, and has organised many art exhibitions. Knochs is a member of the Royal South Australian Society of Art, Contemporary Art Society and secretary of the Latvian art society of South Australia (A.L.M.A). The most well knownof her exhibitions is the Forgotten Immigrants and Australians exhibition, held in the Old Parliament House, Adelaide in October 1988, which showcased photographic images of immigrants from the the late 1940's.