A little bit about Vaidas... December 01 2021

We're delighted to be hosting a selection of multi-media works by Vaidas Zvirblis for the Summer '21-'22 at Malka Studio Healesville. Bold, playful and imaginative, his paintings elicit boundless narrative. Opens December 11.  More info follows below



Cats, Dogs & Rabbits  Original oil & clay mixture on canvas  by Vaidas Zvirblis size 91cm x 91cm

 And here's the more...


Vaidas is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Lithuania. He was born in 1964 in Lithuania. Vaidas received his MFA at Vilnius Art Academy in 1991. In 1996 he received a UNESCO scholarship for 3 month art residency in Sanskriti Kendra, India, which culminated in a solo exhibition in Delhi. He moved to Australia in 1998, settling in Melbourne with his family. Drawing was always been at the core of his practice, having illustrated 6 children’s books, one of which received the 2008 Most Beautiful Children’s Book Award from the Lithuanian Council of the Arts. He also represented Lithuania at the 2011 Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy and the 3rd Tallinn illustration Triennial in Estonia in 2009. Vaidas exhibits regularly in Lithuania & Australia exploring a wide range of creative mediums. Since 2016 Vaidas lives on his large farm in Lithuania, where he paints, draws and makes large-scale outdoor sculptures & public commissions.


1983-1991                     Masters of Fine Arts

                                      Vilnius Art Academy-Kaunas Art Institute, Lithuania

1975-1982                     J.Naujalis Secondary Art School, majoring in painting

                                      Kaunas, Lithaunia


2008 February                Lithuanian Art Council Award

                                      Most Beautiful Children’s Book of the Year. Vilnius . LT

1996 February               UNESCO-ASCHBERG scholarship

                                      Sanskriti Kendra Art Residency, New Delhi. Feb-May 1996


2020 September           KILOWAZ art symposium, Siauliai, Lithuania



2019 September           Paintings & sculptures at “GAUDRE” salon of lights, Vilnius, Lithuania
2018  March                   “PIEVOS” paintings & sculptures, Traku Vokes Dvaras, Lithuania

2008, 2011, 2015          Recent Paintings. Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne

2010, 2013                   Sculpture. Bird's Gallery, Melbourne

2005 March                   New Drawings. Ink wash on paper, Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne

1997 June                      Moving Sculptures ( Ceramics & Mixed Media )

                                      “Ripustus” Gallery, Hameenlinna, Finland.

1996 October                 Paintings & Sculptures

                                      UNESCO Commission centre of Lithuania, Vilnius

1996 May                       Paintings & Moving Sculptures

                                      Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi

1993                              New Ceramics, Potsdam Gallery, Germany



2000 October                 Vaidas Zvirblis-Sculptures, Pirjo Heino  (Finland) Woodblock prints.

                                      Hauhota’o Gallery, Finland

1999 September            Vaidas Zvirblis Ceramics, Brigita La Works on paper

                                      CAS Space-Windows, Melbourne

1998 August                  Vaidas Zvirrblis Sculptures, Katri Heino (Finland) Drawings

                                      Rajatia Gallery, Tampere, Finland.

1998 January                Vaidas Zvirblis -Sculptures , Pirjo Heino (Finland) Woodblock Prints

                                      Baroti Gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania.




2013 October-March     “All Creatures Great and Small” Sculpture 2013 
                                    Toyota Australia, Port Melbourne, Vic                

2013 August                 “Workshopped 13” Design Award (finalist),

Supa Centre Moore Park, Sydney 

2012 November             “Summer Sun & Fun” Bird’s Gallery, Kew

2012 May                      Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

2012 February              ILIUSTRARIUM Contemporary Lithuanian Book Illustration.

            Vilnius Book Fair

2011 March                  ILLUSTRARIUM Contemporary Lithuanian Book Illustration
                                    Bologna International Children’s Illustration Award. Bologna, Italy

2009 May                      Prometheus Visual Arts Award (finalist) Merrimac. QLD

2009                              The 3rd Tallinn Illustrations Triennial. Tallinn, Estonia

2006, 2007                    Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2006 February              “Together” international exhibition of small size works

                                      Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne

2005 April                      Affordable Art Show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

                                      Represented by Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne

2004 November            “White” international exhibition of small size works

                                      Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne.

2004 April                      Melbourne Affordable Art Show

                                      Represented by Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne

2003 February               Linden Postcard Show

                                      Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1999 December             “The Point” international mini size exhibition

                                      Ripustus Gallery, Hameenlinna, Finland

1999 August                  9’ x 12’ National Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Art

                                      Steps Gallery, Melbourne




2014                             ‘Illustrators of Eastern Europe’, dpi Taiwan’s Graphic Design Magazine

                                    VOL 178, pages 42-45

2011                             ILLUSTRARIUM Contemporary Lithuanian Book Illustration, Published by the International Cultural Programme Centre, Lithuania. Pg 192-196

2008                             Lithuanian Literature for Children and Youth ’08. Published by Books from Lithuania 2008, pages 46-50

2007                             Art Melbourne 07 catalog, page 45

2006                             Art Melbourne 06 catalog, page 33

1997 June 19                ‘Positive Insects and Happy Birds’

Hameen Sanomat newspaper, Hameenlinna, Finland

2000 October 19           ‘Pirjo Heino ja Vaidas Zvirblis yhteisnayttelyssa Hauhotalossa’ by Sari Musjoki, Torstaina newspaper, Finland (translation available)

1998 January 16           ‘Moving objects and graphics at Baroti gallery’ by Rita Bociulyte

                                    Klaipeda newspaper, Lithuania (translation available)





1996                             Sanskriti Kendra Art Residencies, New Delhi, India

1996-2014                    Private Collections in India, Finland, Lithuania, USA & Australia