Tadas Šimkus

This year we asked artist Tadas Šimkus, who grew up in Šilainiai, to come back to his native neighbourhood and create a public artwork here.


There are a lot of Tadas’ works in central Kaunas and in other cities across the country, one of the most visible ones – ‘The Wise Man’, co-created with Žygimantas Amelynas.


Tadas has created many visions of Šilainiai (some of them can be seen below), but none of them has had a chance to be realised yet. Together, we picked an old transformer building on site and Tadas will be producing a large scale drawing for it this year.

Before the drawing is realised there will be a public talk with Tadas at Šilainiai library (Baltų pr. 81, Kaunas) 18:00 at 2 October 2017.






Tadas Šimkus’ artwork will be produced in collaboration with Kaunas street art festival NYKOKA.

Šilainiai Project 2017 Artist residencies are partly financed by Lithuanian Culture Council.

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To see more Tadas’ works you may visit his studio page ‘Gyva Grafika’: http://gyvagrafika.lt/ and search ‘Gyva grafika’ on Behance.


Images by Eitvydas Kinaitis, interjeras.lt and Tadas Šimkus.

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