Josephine was born in approximately 1948 near a rockhole site where the Tjukula community was later established. She walked to Haasts Bluff with a large group of people as a young girl. Josephine moved between Haasts Bluff and Papunya with her family before later settling in Kintore. Josephine Napurrula first exhibited her paintings in 1996. In 1999 Josephine contributed to the Kintore womens’ painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.