Ulric Steiner 2016-10-13T12:22:04+00:00
  • Ulric Steiner
  • Ulric Steiner

Exhibitions:

Arcadian Artists Open Studio Weekend-annually

2003/6/8 Swiss-Oz Art Expo Bondi Pavilion

2000 – present Soho Gallery Wooloomooloo

2006/2011 Botanic Gardens Spring Exhibition

2005-2010 The Wentworth Galleries Sydney

2009-2010 Manyung and Portsea Galleries Melbourne

2011 Alliance Francaise “Francophonie Exhibition”

2014 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point

2015 Wooloomooloo Wharf Sculpture Walk

2015 Harbour Sculpture – Woolwich

2016 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point

Ulric Steiner

I am a Swiss – Australian sculptor blessed with links to many magnificent ancient cultures. I grew up in Switzerland, a multicultural tapestry of art, agriculture and industry. My majestic mountains were exchanged for equally awe- inspiring oceans, which eventually brought me to live in Australia more than 40 years ago.
I hope you enjoy the pieces that I am presenting in this site. I take great pride in being versatile, flexible and reliable with my work and am delighted with small personal commissions as well as mighty public artworks. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the purchase or commissioning of a work.

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, “L’EPERVIER” was finally launched into the Rhine. In the Mediterranean I erected rigging, taught myself ocean sailing and prepared to leave Europe.
What an indescribable adventure it was, the whales the stars, the sunsets as company. I sailed into Sydney in October 1976.
My artworks reflect the contradictory nature of my relationship with the sea and the natural environment around me.

Gallery/Other Contacts:

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

Visit my Studio – Any time, by appointment.
Tel : 02-96532671

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

Arcadian Artists Open Studio Weekend-annually

2003/6/8 Swiss-Oz Art Expo Bondi Pavilion

2000 – present Soho Gallery Wooloomooloo

2006/2011 Botanic Gardens Spring Exhibition

2005-2010 The Wentworth Galleries Sydney

2009-2010 Manyung and Portsea Galleries Melbourne

2011 Alliance Francaise “Francophonie Exhibition”

2014 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point

2015 Wooloomooloo Wharf Sculpture Walk

2015 Harbour Sculpture – Woolwich

2016 Sawmillers Exhibition – McMahons Point

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.

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Meet with Ulric Steiner at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 12 - 13 NOV 2016

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