Edward Blitner has progressed as a highly recognized contemporary artist. He has worked with the children of several schools and street children teaching them his painting skills and techniques.
Edward Blitner is from Naiyalrindji and the community Ngukkurr on the Roper River, which is approximately 270 km Southeast of Katherine, N.T. It is now called the Yugul Mangl Community. Many good painters have emerged from that community and are represented in most major Australian and overseas galleries.
Eddy began painting when he was 7 years old and it has taken him 16 years to learn to paint the stories and the Dreamings, passed on to him by his grandfather. Edward is also an accomplished woodcarver and didjeridu maker. Some of Eddy’s bird carvings stand 2 meters high and are fully decorated and cross hatched.
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