‘Bootleg to the Future’ – Callum Preston

‘Bootleg to the Future’ is the debut, solo art show and ultimate ‘Back to the Future’ tribute by Melbourne-based artist and designer, Callum Preston AKA “The Tooth” from Everfresh studio.

The show is a tribute to the trilogy of ‘Back To The Future’ films, which were released in 1985, ’89 and ’90. ‘Bootleg to the Future’ is taking place on the final remaining date mentioned, the day that Marty arrives in the future in the second film, Wednesday Oct 21st 2015. Artist, Callum Preston, was born in 1984 and as he puts it, the inspiration for this show has been a lifetime in the making.


Photo: Callum’s Mum Marilyn in 1994

The show contains work across a variety of mediums, including canvas and paper works, sign writing, replica props, costume designs, sculptural work and collage. The show represents Callum’s favourite moments in the films, as well as exploring the unknown of the surrounding zeitgeist from the iconic and fictional Hill Valley, California. With works detailing possible crossover spin offs and sequels, theorised gang activity in the town, and prototype Hoverboard research and development.

Photo: Michael Thomas

The crowning glory being Callum’s true-to-scale interpretation of the famous DeLorean Time
Machine: built by hand and entirely out of timber, found objects, and discarded electronics; a Lost boys-style, treehouse version of the icon.

Photo: P1xels

Callum is best known for his artwork within the alternative music scene, both locally and internationally. His work began with flyers and band merchandise in his late teens to now being responsible for creative direction, design projects and music videos for a range of top selling acts, including the latest album “Ire” by Parkway Drive which debuted at Number 1 on the Aria charts. His client list includes: Something For Kate, Violent Soho and The Smith Street Band.

Along with his music-based design work, he has designed and created spaces for Fitzroy vegan destination restaurant: Smith & Daughters, as well as its little sister, Smith & Deli, mural work and window displays for Converse, set design for Channel 9, and he’s even painted 15 metres of snarling teeth on the hull of the Sea Shepherd ship the S.S. Sam Simon for its journey to the Antarctic. Callum has been a member of Melbourne artist collective “Everfresh Studio” since 2005 and exhibiting in street art-based group shows since 2003.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21st 2015 – 6pm
SHOW RUNS 21st – 28th October. Open Daily