Jarra Karalinar Steel


Artist: Jarra Karalinar Steel

Title: Arcade Dreams

Bio: Jarra Karalinar Steel is a multidisciplinary artist known for her Melbourne Art Tram and curating The Rising Melbourne art trams 2022-2024, powerful poster art, large-scale public installations, digital art, video games 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 and Trawlwoolway. 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

Artwork Statement: This work originally served as the foundational floor pattern for my artwork featured in ACMI’s ‘How I See It Exhibition’ in 2022/23, titled ‘More than Just a Game.’ Drawing from the rich tapestry of 80s and 90s arcade aesthetics, I reimagined this pattern to reflect my personal iconography, ‘Walert Murrup’ (Possum spirits), wallaby spirits, and elements inspired by the traditional designs of my heritage. This piece serves as a nostalgic tribute to the bygone era of arcade culture while also celebrating the profound connection to my Boonwurrung roots.

Year Created: 2022

A4 21cm x 29.7cm
A3 29.7 cm x 42cm
A2 42cm x 59.4cm

All prints are sold unframed. Each size is limited to 50 prints.

Paper Stock: Ilford 310gsm Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag (Fine art/giclee) 100% cotton rag, Archival, very smooth finish, water resistant, high colour consistency and gamut, heavy weight. Manufactured in United Kingdom.

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A2, A3, A4