Callum Preston is a multi faceted artist and designer from Melbourne, Australia.
He is known for working across many mediums, illustration, mural work, signwriting, sculpture, video and print. He has been a part of the Melbourne street art scene since 2002, joining the Everfresh crew and studio in 2005, over the following years he has exhibited in an array of group shows in Melbourne and all around Australia. He has also completed public works in Melbourne and interstate, as well as feature projects such as painting the bow of the Sea Shepherd Sam Simon anti whaling ship, been commissioned by the NGV for murals inside the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective show and travveling to Vanuatu to create works in local communities as part of “The Wanderers” television program with studio mate and fellow artist RONE.
Outside of his mural and studio artwork, he is known as a talented artist & creative director in the Australian independent music scene, specifically punk and hardcore, having created books, mini documentaries, music videos, album artwork, stage banners, props and a massive amount of merchandise designs for a massive array of musicians such as Something for Kate, Parkway Drive, Violent Soho, The Smith St Band, Alex Lahey and The Amity Affliction, aswell as being commisioned by products such as Converse, Vans and Cotton On to create murals and interactive window displays.
He mounted his first solo show in 2015 paying tribute to Back to the future with his show “Bootleg to the future” including a full size wooden replica of the Delorean time machine. His smaller solo show “Content by the Kilo” in Brisbane featuring 100 hand painted butcher shop style signs in mid 2017 was a sell out.
In late 2017 he released his second Melbourne solo show “Callum Preston’s MILK BAR” which was a full size replica of his childhood milk bar featuring almost 500 individually hand painted replicas of all of the products in the store. It was acquired by the Sandrew Collection and has been kept together as a single work.