TITLE: FISH IN THE BILLABONG
Artist: EDWARD “EDDIE” WATTS BLINTER
Region: Katherine N.T
Language: Marra - Borroloola
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Completed: 5 June 2019
Dimensions: H58cm x W89cm
Stretched on frame: YES
Artwork title – 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 had 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.
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