BIANCA LONG

I was born in the small town of Halls Creek in the Kimberley. This is also where I grew up with my brother and sister and cousin, on a small property with my mother and father. I wasn’t brought up in a traditional way; I was brought up the white man’s way. I went to primary school in Halls Creek and then to high school in Perth. As a young girl I can remember the time when our whole family would go out bush, camping and fishing. I remember thinking how lucky I was to live in such a beautiful place where you could hear the birds singing, see animals and insects, and see the different colours of the hills and country around you. This feeling for the country where I grew up stayed with me through my teenage years and is still with me today as an adult. In 2006 I moved from Halls Creek to Wyndham to start a new life with my partner, now my husband. We bought a five acre property out of Wyndham, which is surrounded by bush and has a small creek running past the house, which flows when it rains. And again I can remember saying to my husband how beautiful this place was and that we were the luckiest people on earth. This is where my artistic journey began. I initially started sewing at TAFE in Halls Creek and in 2010 at the Wyndham TAFE I did a drawing course. In 2011 I moved to Karratha to live and work out of Roebourne. This is where I met one of the art groups and this is where my journey of working on glass began. Then from there I thought how I could put this concept into painting. And that is how my painting journey began and I have been painting with Yinjaa-Barni Art since the middle of 2011.

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