Vans The Omega
Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Installation, Public Art, Fashion Design, Painting, Sculpture, Timber, Typography, Wall work
Mostly based in Adelaide Australia, Vans the Omega has been creating and painting letterforms for over two decades. Graffiti and urban art were early influences and from a young age he was fascinated by the scale and visual impact of graffiti and street art along train lines. The work of Vans the Omega can be seen on streets around the world; with his signature style inspired by the natural world, crystals, sacred geometry, ancient scripts, architecture, engineering and the idea of movement or balance.
Having travelled around the globe consistently since 2000, it has been a long term goal of Vans The Omega to organise the second Wonderwalls Festival in Port Adelaide in April 2017. The festival brings some of the best contemporary mural painters in the world together alongside national and South Australian talent to create one of Australia's largest outdoor galleries. The Festival aims to inspire and create a platform for local artists to learn and improve their personal practice in the field and bring the world to South Australian artists to create the same impact and base knowledge in the Street art/Mural field to inspire the next generation.
2016, Large scale mural project, Stafford St , Adelaide, SA
2016, Malobo, Interior mural installation with Beastman, Henley Beach, SA
2016, Art Week, Tkay Maizda portrait installation, Henley Beach, SA
2016, 7-story installation, Grand Central, Towoomba, Queensland
2016, Large scale mural collaboration with Beastman, Peter Rabbit, Adelaide, SA
2016, Guest mural/installation artist, Kaaboo Festival, Del Mar, USA
2016, Guest mural/installation artist, Torrensville OSHC, Del Mar, USA
2016, Interior installation artist, Cherry Darlings Bakehouse, Forrestville, SA
2016, Invited mural artist, Re Discover Festival, Bunbury, WA
2015, 7-story mural project, Common Ground Apartments, Adelaide City, SA
2015, Public, Western Australia's largest public mural project, Port Headland, WA
2015, First Coat, Guest Artist, Street Art Festival, Towoomba, Queensland
2015, Splendour in the Grass, Guest artist, Byron Bay, NSW
2015, SA Weekend, Cover artwork, Adelaide, SA
2015, Ironlak Tour, 5 city Mural tour in New Zealand
2015, Lyric 3, Inner State gallery show, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2015, Colour the Streets, Mural installation, Glenelg, SA
2015, Project 5, Mural installation and live art, Darling Quarter, Sydney
2015, Street Workshop, Council mural project, Glenelg, SA
2015, Projection and mural project, Dwali Festival, Dubai, UAE
2015, Interior murals, Student Hub, Flinders Uni, SA
2016, Street Art Explosion, Fringe Festival mural, Adelaide, SA
2016, A Better View, Group art show, Georgia, USA
2016, Firstcoat, Art festival, Towoomba, Queensland
2016, Tropica Festival, International Street art festival, Indonesia
2016, Unley Walls, East Avenue, Unley, South Australia
2015, Wonderwalls, Director/Producer of mural festival, Port Adelaide, SA
2015, Wonderwalls festival, Mural installation, Wollongong, NSW
2015, Converge, Collaborative show with Beastman at Courthouse Gallery, Port Headland
2016, Interior commission, Black Lime Studio, Norwood, SA
2015, Exterior commission, Lady Burra Brewhouse, Adelaide, SA
2015, 3-story exterior commission, YHA, Adelaide, SA
2015, Exterior commission, Port Adelaide train station, SA
Vans The Omega | Snowtown mural
01 May 2018
Vans the Omega with the help of Sam Brooks paid tribute to the local heroes of Snowtown in his latest project, a large-scale mural on an old Water Tower.
Vans The Omega x Bankslave MaElfu
15 Mar 2018
Vans the Omega collaborated with Bankslave MaElfu to create this stunning mural of Lupita Nyongo for Sanaa Festival. The mural can be found at the Franklin Street station.
Vans The Omega | Clint Memorial Wall
11 Jan 2018
Vans the Omega has created a mural in memory of Clint Kenneally, who was a respected member of the Adelaide skateboard community. The mural was painted on the wall beside JR's Surf & Ski on Grenfell Street. The project was funded through a Pozible campaign.
Wonderwalls | 2017 Ruby Awards Finalist
14 Nov 2017
Wonderwalls Festival has been announced as a finalist for ‘Best Event’ for the 2017 Ruby Awards. Presented by Arts SA, the Awards celebrate the best of South Australia’s arts and cultural sectors, with the winners to be announced at a gala event on Saturday 2 December at the Queen’s Theatre in Adelaide.
Vans The Omega | Marcellina Mural
05 Sep 2017
Marcellina Pizza is an institution in Adelaide's west end and this year celebrates its 50th year. To commemorate the event, a new mural by Vans the Omega has been painted along the side of the restaurant.
Well Made And Wolverine Commission
15 Feb 2017
Well Made has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to commission a mural to promote the next 'Wolverine' film LOGAN, starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. Adelaide based street artist Vans the Omega is painting the wall on February 15 and 16 in time for the release in early March 2017. The wall space at 26 Vardon Ave, Adelaide has been generously donated by the Maras Group.