Bianca Nampijinpa Turner



Bianca Nampijinpa Turner is an Anmatyerre woman, born in 1985 in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Her country is Sandy Bore, country located on the Eastern side of Stuart Highway, in Utopia lands. She went to the local school in Alice Springs before going to St John’s Catholic College in Darwin, a co-educational day and boarding community, for students from year seven to twelve.

Bianca has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2009. Yuendumu is a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west from Alice Springs. She mainly paints her grandmother’s Simpson Desert Flowers Jukurrpa (Dreaming)She uses traditional shapes and an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her land.

Bianca now lives with her husband in Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community 130 km north-west of Yuendumu. She married into the Gibson Family, many who are well-known artists painting with Warlukurlangu Art Centre. She enjoys painting her Simpson Desert Flowers, sitting with her husband’s family and her friends. When she is not painting, she enjoys hunting.