#118 Mimis - EDDIE BLITNER : Aboriginal Art : 94 x 140 cm
ARTIST: Eddie Blitner
REGION: Katherine, N.T.
TRIBE: Marra - Borroloola
TITLE: Mimi couple & fish story
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
"Mimi couple travelling to water place were surprised by a large splashing and then saw all these fish. Then they realized they could only look as they did not bring lines or anything, they were just swimming and caught each other."
Eddie grew up on Victoria River Downs Cattle Station in the Northern Territory along with other families including the Wavehill boys.
Like many of the Indigenous men on the cattle stations, Eddie become a hardworking stockman on Vic Station, also helping his Grandfather at Beswick Station.
Whilst helping at Beswick Station his Grandfather Fred Blitner showed him the artefacts that the old men done and how they painted on bark. Eddie was keen to learn and started to help the old men. His cousin David Blanazi helped teach Eddie the old men ways and the stories.