Callum Preston is a designer, painter, prop maker, set builder and general creative "maker" based in Melbourne. He started out in graphic design in the punk and hardcore music scenes in the early 2000's, while working on his personal artwork in the street art scene of Melbourne as part of the Everfresh Crew. His mural work developed into a
combination of signpainting, illustrative works and abstract, including painting
2 years at the Benella Wall to Wall festival, commercial murals and artwork for
The Block, Collingwood Football Club. Coles, and many works alongside longtime studio mate and friend RONE Including painting the interior of the NGV for the Jean Paul Gaultier show and a series of murals in Vanuatu as part of "The Wanderers"
on ABC TV directed by Selina Miles.
Callum's work spans various mediums and formats. His solo art shows "Bootleg to the future", "Callum Prestons Milk Bar" and "Everything is borrowed" and his Ice Cream Truck for "Cant Do Tomorrow" all explored the line between traditional gallery artworks and immersive installation experiences. His prop building work has extended into commercial fitouts for spaces including the original Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli locations, Crowbar Sydney, and large scale murals at MQ Collins st, Collins Square, Melbourne Central and the rear wall of the iconic Sun Theatre in Yarraville.
Additional to the previous RONE projects
Empty, Omega, Empire and Rone in Geelong, Callum has built installation and prop works for brands and events including Attica, MooBrew/MoNA, Marvel Comics, YETI, Canva, Sydney Mardi Gras, Parkway Drive and Converse.