• Ulric Steiner
  • Ulric Steiner

Exhibitions:

  • 2000 – 2019 Soho Gallery Waterloo Design Centre
  • 2015 – 2019, Art Park Sculpture Walk – Sydney Harbour/CBD
  • 1993 – 2019 Arcadian Artists Open Studio Weekend
  • 2009 – 2019 Manyung and Portsea Galleries Melbourne
  • 2005 – 2018 The Wentworth Galleries Sydney
  • 2011 Alliance Francaise “Francophonie Exhibition
  • 2014/16 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point
  • 2014/15 Harbour Sculpture Walk – Woolwich
  • 2003 – 15, Swiss-Oz Art Expo Bondi Pavilion
  • 2006/2011, Botanic Gardens Spring Exhibition

Ulric Steiner

Constructing a catamaran in Switzerland with my father and carving during long winters developed my love for the water, curiosity for the wider world and love of art.
After studying engineering and working in watch making, I needed a change. I taught myself ocean sailing and prepared to leave Europe in a yacht I had built.
What an indescribable adventure it was, the whales the stars, the sunsets as company. I sailed into Sydney in 1976 and immediately fell in love with the grandeur of the harbor and the environment surrounding it.
The sea, the diverse Australian physical landscape, its plants and animals have all been inspiration for both my abstract and figurative sculpture.

Gallery/Other Contacts:

http://www.ulric-steiner.com.au

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

  • Park Royal Hotel, Mascot – sculpture in wood/aluminum ’
  • The Sheraton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – metal and glass mobile
  • 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
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: 09 - 10 NOV 2019

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