Jarra Karalinar Steel is a multidisciplinary artist known for her Melbourne Art Tram and curating the 2022 Rising art trams, powerful poster art, large-scale public installations, augmented reality, digital art, emu egg engravings, and commemorative signage.
Steel’s work explores her identity, memories, pop culture, folklore from her cultural history, and lived experiences growing up in Melbourne and living on country in culture with knowledge passed down through her family.
Steel is of Boon Wurrung, Wemba Wemba, Trawlwoolway, English and Scottish descent, and is based in Melbourne’s south on Boonwurrung country.
She is a passionate advocate and consultant for self-representation of Victorian First Peoples art and culture and making sure it is kept alive and thriving.
Her focus in public and community art looks at ways to insert contemporary cultural visual language into the urban and digital landscape by reclaiming space and belonging through digital storytelling.
Photo credit: Nicole Reed
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