The open-air Paupys Art Gallery is open to everyone and aims to provide an insight into contemporary public art. This genre is special in several ways. Firstly, outdoor works have a long life. On the other hand, such art objects have an important social function – to transform urban space and create a relationship with passers-by, with the atmosphere of the place and history.
As you wander around, you may come across artworks of different genres, created by different artists. Currently, the gallery is featuring Donatas Jankauskas-Duonis's sculpture "Morning" (Rytmetis), Linas Kutavičius's light installation "Boulders" (Rieduliai), Žilvinas Landzbergas's "Palm tree" (Palmė), the series of Beatričė Mockevičiūtė's works "Asukas", Jurgis Tarabilda's drawing "Paupys", Eimantas Ludavičius's sculpture "Doberman" (Dobermanė), Akvilė MagicDust's "Map of the Wanderers" (Klaidžiotojų žemėlapis), Žygimantas Kudirka's "Paupys Guides" (Paupio gidai).
History in brief
Development of the open-air Paupys Art Gallery started in 2021. Paupys has become the city's new centre of attraction, not only because of the neighbourhood's outstanding infrastructure, but also because of the art objects it accommodates. The artworks were donated to the city and the inhabitants of Paupys by Darnu Group, the developers of the neighbourhood, who brought together a team of curators and contributed EUR 300,000 for the project.