Alice was born in in the Derwent Creek bed near Papunya in 1954. She has three children and worked at the school a long time ago. Her husband was Jimmy Japanangka who passed away many years ago and her mother was Pilari Naparrula.
These days Alice lives in Papunya with her two sisters, who are also artists, Maureen and Glenda. Similarly to her sisters, Alice is a determined artist who both paints and works at the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre daily.