• Ulric Steiner
  • Ulric Steiner


1991-2017 Arcadian Artists Open Studio Weekend

2003-2015 Swiss-Oz Art Expo Bondi Pavilion

2000 – 2017 Soho Gallery Wooloomooloo

2006/2011 Botanic Gardens Spring Exhibition

2005-2010  The Wentworth Galleries Sydney

2009-2017 Manyung and Portsea Galleries Melbourne

2011 Alliance Francaise “Francophonie Exhibition”

2014/16 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point

2014/17 Harbour Sculpture – Woolwich

2014-2017 Art Park

Ulric Steiner

Constructing rafts, canoes and a catamaran beside the Bielersee -Switzerland with my father developed my love for the water and curiosity for the wider world.

After studying engineering and working in watch making, I needed a change. Five Swiss winters in a tin shed and my yacht “L’Epervier” was finally launched into the Rhine. In the Mediterranean I taught myself ocean sailing and left Europe.

What an indescribable adventure it was, the whales the stars, the sunsets as company. I sailed into Sydney in October 1976. For the past 25 years I have worked from my bushland studio in Galston.

My artworks reflect the contradictory nature of my relationship with the natural world and the pull it has exerted on me to follow less trodden paths. My background as a precision engineer in Switzerland is reflected in the fine detail I give to all my stainless steel sculptures both abstract and figurative.

Gallery/Other Contacts:


Visit my Studio – Any time, by appointment.
Tel : 0415610443

Ulric Steiner

Ulric Steiner grew up in Switzerland, a multicultural tapestry of art, agriculture and industry. His majestic mountains were exchanged for equally awe-inspiring oceans, which eventually brought him to live in the raw beauty of Australia more than 30 years ago. He has had exhibitions at Soho Gallery Wooloomooloo, Wentworth Galleries Sydney, Manyung Galleries, Melbourne, Sydney’s Alliance Francaise as well as regularly exhibiting in the Arcadian Artists’ Open Studios in November and the Swiss-Oz Art Exhibition. His art is shown internationally in Switzerland, France, England, Japan and the USA.

The influence of his artisanal Swiss background and Asian art, particularly from Japan is apparent in his delicate, often whimsical contemporary and figurative sculptures. Pragmatic, imaginative and highly skilled, Ulric works mostly in Stainless Steel to create sculptures both public and domestic. He synthesises a variety of physical phenomena, including the exquisite natural environment surrounding his outer Sydney studio together with international architectural references.

“I enjoy contemplating the reflection of the real world in my stainless steel pieces and seeing how this connects the works to their surrounding environment. I am also captivated by the interplay of texture, pattern and colour that can be achieved by the use of heat and various acids on stainless steel.

I take great pleasure in being versatile, flexible and reliable with my work and am delighted with small personal commissions as well as public artworks. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the purchase or commissioning of a work.”

Some of my highlights

  • The Sheraton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – metal and glass mobile
  • Park Royal Hotel, Mascot – sculpture in wood/aluminum
  • The City Tattersalls’ Club: forged iron grill and lamps
  • North Shore Private Hospital – Alabaster Gilded Screen – h:4.2m
  • Ronald McDonald House – Westmead Hospital – ‘Tree of Life’
  • Communal Hall, Cormoret Switzerland, stainless steel sculpture
  • Le Meridien Hotel – Sydney – ‘Zenith’ – stainless steel and glass
  • Mirvac Building – North Sydney – ‘Energy Flow’ – stainless steel
  • Apartments – Woolooomooloo- 6 abstract sculptures ss/granite
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital – ‘Human Landscapes’ abstract ss
  • Hyatt Hotel Adelaide – “Fish Follies” – stainless steel
  • WorkcoverLaw – Sydney – stainless steel sculpture
Creating a solid stainless steel sculpture requires a labour intensive technique. Like carving a block of marble, fusing strips of stainless steel with a welder till the required shape is achieved is painstaking for each individual sculpture, resulting in an elegant finish and an artwork which will last until the next5millennium.

There is of course no comparison with bronze casting, where a model is made of soft clay or plaster, and is used perhaps hundreds of times to cast copies of the same piece.

Meet with Ulric Steiner at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 10 - 11 NOV 2018

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...