The artist, Eddie Janama Kitching was born in Darwin, and comes from a large family of eight sisters and two brothers. Eddie’s
extended family live in the remote communities of Daguragu, Kalkarindji, Pidgeon Hill and Alice Springs in the Northern
Eddie’s grandmother was born at Cattle Creek on Wave Hill station, his mother at Brock’s Creek station. Both were
removed by Government authorities (Stolen Generations) to Darwin in about 1924.
The Wave Hill area is famous in Australia’s history for it’s “walk off” in 1966, where Aboriginal stockmen walked off in protest
for better working conditions, better pay and the struggle for land rights. The “walk off” is
reconised as the first fight for land rights in Australia.
Eddie’s artwork hang in many galleries and personal collections around Australia and
Permanent exhibitions in the United States are with;
· Donald Hahn Collection‐ Florida
· Lowe Art Museum‐ Florida
· University of Miami‐ Fllorida
· Kelton Foundation‐ Florida
Eddie has recently had success in Europe with exhibitions and sales to major galleries and
buyers seeking his art.
Eddie has been painting since 1982 and paints Goanna, Snake, Bush Tucker, Bush Animals, Fire and Underground Water.
Eddie’s mother is Nellie Numpajina Kelly, his grandmother is Elsie Numpija (Mudabi)