Preston is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km north from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Preston had a population of 29,925. It has traditionally been a blue-collar, working class suburb, although it is becoming gentrified.
As part of the City of Darebin, Preston has an active and eclectic artists and DIY community which is contemporary, experimental and culturally diverse. Writers, musicians and visual artists flock to the locality for performance, collaboration and acceptance. Notable contributors to the Darebin arts community are locals, Saint Jude, Downhills Home, The Contrast, The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, Performing Older Women's Circus (POW Circus), and members of Little John, but this is only a drop in the ocean.
Public art works abound and this is an example of a mosaic mural on the High St Shopping strip.
This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.