Exhibition "Since Shrovetide until Shrovetide"

Saulius Tamulis and his Shrovetide masksAs the end of the winter is little by little approaching, it is a perfect chance to explore the traditions of the Shrovetide, a traditional Lithuanian celebration intended to shoo away the winter. Therefore You are kindly invited to visit the exhibition “Since Shrovetide until Shrovetide” to get to know with traditional Shrovetide masks, made by Saulius Tamulis, a significant folk artist from Šiauliai.

The opening of the exhibition – on 25th of February 2019 at 3 p.m. The folk ensemble of traditional craftsmen from Šiauliai region “Margulis” is taking part.

Visitors of the exhibition will not only be able to admire the works by Saulius Tamulis, but will possibly get a little bit frightened of charming attributes of scaring a winter as well.

The collection of masks is to be displayed at the exhibition gallery of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (53 Gediminas avenue) until the 8th of March.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: each visitor of the exhibition should register by informing us via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 21st of February. Arriving to the event, a visitor must have a personal document.

About Saulius Tamulis:

Saulius Tamulis is a member of the Union of Šiauliai Traditional Craftsmen, folk ensemble “Margulis” and the Union of Šiauliai Samogitians “Saulaukis”.

S. Tamulis has been a craftsman for 21 years. The Shrovetide celebration admired him in his childhood, just when he saw the people dressed in carnival costumes. Later on a master-to-be was given a wonderful witch mask by a Gypsy guy. to whom S. Tamulis lent a scooter. He had been watching that mask upholding the will to make something similar himself. And finally he ventured. S. Tamulis tried various techniques, but the first successful mask was made using papier-mache technique. After that he tried to carve a mask out of wood and the master remembers his conviction that it was quiet poor. Yet, after he got an invitation to take part in an exhibition of tratidiontal crafts in Šiauliai and presented three papier-mache masks and the wooden one, the latter one had even became included into a catalogue. That was a catalyst for a strive to create.

Besides making masks, the master also carves traditional toys. However, the Shrovetide is his main passion. S. Tamulis says, that to him the Shrovetide is the best and the most interesting celebration  of the year and he is not about to stop carving masks as long as he has energy and lustiness for this craft. The master has already made around 400 masks, which have already been displayed at various exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. S. Tamulis is dreaming about establishing his own museum some day, but for now his main aim is to awaken love for Shrovetide celebrations.