Julieanne Turner Nungurrayi was born at Mt Allen (Yuelumu) to the North West of Alice Springs in April, 1974. Julieanne divides her time between her home at Yuelumu, Alice Springs and Adelaide, where her two children went to school. Her eldest son, Farren Furber has begun painting artworks himself, having been inspired by his mother and famous grandmother.
Julieanne is the daughter of prominent artist, Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa. Her style is quite different to her famous mother’s paintings, however there are some similarities as far as design goes. Having been encouraged by Maureen to begin painting in the early 1990’s, Jillian has mastered her mother’s method of using fading dots to create a three-dimensional feeling to the paintings. The main stories depicted in Julieanne’s artworks are Budgerigar Dreaming, Bush Onion and Women’s Dreaming stories. Her intense and precise dot work has a quality to it that very few artists are able to achieve.
Julieanne has found success with her artwork in recent years, having spent time at Mulgara Gallery at Uluru as artist in residence. Her exhibitions at this space have always received a wonderful response from the public and the demand for her work has only grown since she began telling her stories on canvas using a variety of different colours, techniques and traditional iconography to depict them. Her attention to detail in these works is incredible, Julianne takes great pride in creating stunning pieces every time she applies paint to canvas.