Language GroupMarra Alawa
AreaRoper River, NT
Eddie Blitner is a talented artist born in 1961 from the Roper River region in south-east Arnhem Land, located approximately 200km East of Katherine in the Northern Territory.
Eddie primarily paints stories associated with his family and ancestors daily life in the Roper River area. He incorporates important family totems, bush tucker, hunting and corroboree themes. As he paints, he recounts Dreaming stories and relevant songs and dancing cycles that were passed down to him from his Grandfather.