opening night

yellow house sydney
57-59 macleay st
potts point, nsw 2011

presented by


Liam Ambrose
Cressida Campbell
Claudia Carroll
Noni Cragg
Elisabeth Cummings
Lewis Doherty
Rachel Dorn
James Drinkwater
Dick Frizzell
Ian Grant
Holly Greenwood
Peter Kingston
Matilda Kubany-Deane
Bronte Leighton-Dore
Eytan Messiah
Mikaela Mitchell-Bishop
Reg Mombassa
Caroline Oakley
Lucy O'Doherty
Nick Santoro
Garry Shead
Anita Simunovic
Bridget Stehli-Curnow
Matthew Usmar Walkswithdogs
Thomas John Whelan
Siena White
Lucy Zaroyko

“Taking off as if on a fantasy trip, Stepping Into Tomorrow has toured Sydney for romantic visions of contemporary art.”


SIT’s “Sweetness of The New” exhibition of 2018 – or “Sweet” Collection as it is sometimes known – will become art legend. It will be followed closely by similarly extravagant evocations but of more exotic influences in the autumn of 2018. For many observers, these lavish portrayals of the “sweet” or “exotic” will come to typify Stepping Into Tomorrow’s work over the decades.

Despite what Artigas suggests in the quote that introduces this section, SIT’s never actually “toured Sydney”. Their lifestyle is rather that of armchair explorers. Art Historian Philippe Takama emphasizes this as key to understanding the “sweet” & “exotic” aspects of their work. Stating, “Stepping Into Tomorrow’s travels are essentially imaginary ones, those preferred by resolute men.” Thus they have developed highly romanticised notions of contemporary art.