by Sonya Gee in New Events on Wednesday 3 June 2009

Last week, a bunch of young Sydney creatives were asked to describe their vision for the city in the time it usually takes to run to the bus stop, boil an egg, or listen to a decent pop song. Three Minute Sydney launched the two week Creative Sydney festival, the city’s first winter festival to celebrate and promote local creative industries. Sydney’s acclaimed but extremely humble comic artist Matt Huynh stole the show with a three minute time lapse video presentation, a speedy sequence of comics created one frantic Sunday afternoon. From the iconic Eternity message chalked on the city sidewalks to scenes from the city’s late night meat-market bars, indie gigs and packed trains, Huynh explored the places and stories of Sydney in black and white.

Last year’s winner of the Sydney Design week travelling scholarship from the Powerhouse Museum, British Council and Art NSW and a former winner of the Cut & Paste digital design competition, Huynh is a reluctant regular on the Sydney design and art circuit, delivering talks and workshops and hoping to encourage the emergence of a distinct Australian comic scene. The artist has his dextrous fingers in many pies, making art, mischief, books and occasional hip-hop sets with the Popperbox collective, illustrating for magazines and currently working on fitting out an entire cafe in a Sydney museum.

Special cheers for Zolton and Zac Zavos from Lost At E Minor who were named in Creative Sydney’s top 100 Creative Catalyst list for all their efforts in making this site a super source of good looking creative content.