Edward Blitner

Edward Blitner born 1961, a talented artist from Naiyalrindji, Ngukkurr Community, Roper River, Northern Territory, 270 kms southeast of Katherine, his skin is Kela and his bush name is Taiita. Eddy began painting when he was 7 years old and has taken him 20 years to learn to paint the stories and Dreamings passed down to him by his grandfathers from a very early age, he used to watch his grandfathers, Fred (Deceased), Gerry(Deceased) and Donald, and the other Elders who taught him to blend ochre, apply the paint, carve, and passed on to him the stories of the work they were doing. Blitner has lived for periods of time at Katherine, Victoria River, Kununurra, Fitzroy Crossing and Broome. He is also an accomplished woodcarver and didgeridoo maker, while other members of his clan (Barbil) taught him how to make flint spear heads, traditional hunting boomerangs and most important how to hunt, fish, find bush tucker and make bush medicine to survive.
Awards include 1998 Australian Aids magazine “Blue Bell”; 1999 first prize Barunga Aboriginal Cultural Festival “One Fire”
Exhibitions include:
1998 Telstra Aboriginal Art Awards, Darwin, N.T.;
1999 Spirits of the Dreaming exhibition, Darling Harbour Cultural Centre, Sydney,; 2000 Love Magic exhibition, Katherine Art Gallery.
Eddie has become well respected artist within his Community and is proud to promote his culture and country through his paintings.
Eddie Blitner is a totally professional and very talented next generation artist. His depiction of animals, fish and the Mimi Rock Spirits of his country featuring the finest cross-hatch style in natural earth pigments is remarkable.
His work is sought after by collectors Worldwide.
We have a large selection of Edward Blitner canvases purchased directly from the artist in a variety of sizes and designs to suit your home or office at affordable prices.
Eddie is one of the few remaining Top End (Arnhem Land) artists promoting his culture through his artworks and a rare chance to purchase one of his Traditional artworks and Eddie’s Unique Brolga’s in a variety of designs and sizes.
Also available turtles, Barramundi Fish and Spirit Carvings.
Enquiries Welcome