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‘Content by the Kilo’ – Callum Preston

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‘Content by the Kilo’ is Callum Preston’s first venture north to exhibit artworks from his home town of Melbourne, with Church Brisbane being the perfect venue considering his history creative visual work in the music industry.

The artworks are a collection of what he calls ” fast and loose” butchers shop signs, the kind of thing you would have seen as a kid while shopping with a parent, proclaiming the finest cuts, the cheapest prices or the freshest produce. Big bold and eye catching, from a time before social media, you wanted to say something, you wrote it down and put a splash of neon around it.

Callum sat down with Damo over at Everfresh Studios to have a yarn about his show and what else is happening in his world.

Damo: Thanks for taking the time to hang out today. Can you introduce yourself and talk about your various artistic practices?

Callum: My name is Callum Preston I am based out of Everfresh Studios in Collingwood (Melbourne, Australia). I’ve been part of Everfresh since around 2004/2005 when I was a lot younger. I’m currently 33 and I’m a full-time… I don’t really have a full-time title but I’m sort of a full-time artist / designer / sculptor. It’s kind of very blurry; basically I’ll have a go at anything. That’s sort of my motto. I have just come to accept that I don’t really like the ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ phrase. I think it’s not as simple as that, it’s more that will do a lot of things to the best of my ability and then I have to decide whether I think that’s an acceptable quality. I’m sort of still finding my feet in all elements of my practice but I really am enjoying myself.

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Lousy Ink – Lousy Show

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Melbourne based ink recycler’s Lousy Ink are hosting their first group exhibition, ‘Lousy Show’, which will celebrate local talent, featuring over 40 creatives.

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Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips

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In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the
past 30 years have been invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display.

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‘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.

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Photo: Callum’s Mum Marilyn in 1994

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Rone x Meggs x Melbourne x Montana94

Dirty rotten legends, Rone and Meggs, recently hit up this piece in Melbourne for the new ‘Everything Goes’ Venue / Bar / Eatery and Marketplace – The People’s Market.

Built in a carpark in Collingwood from old shipping containers, the pop up space runs til April 2013.

Big ups to Montana94 and The Peoples Market.

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Music by Dr Piffle and The Burlap Band.