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Published on : Monday, July 18, 2016
Hong Kong has transformed the Ocean Terminal Forecourt of Harbour City into a Smurf village for tourists to explore from 13th July to 21st August. The exhibition is featuring 36 original artworks of Peyo, the creator of the classic Belgian miniature cartoon characters ‘The Smurfs’. During the summer’16, a Smurf-themed Asian art tour is being organised; whose first port is Harbour City in Hong Kong.
In the exhibition, giant four-metre-high Smurfs will welcome the visitors from the air. Tourists will be able to collect special edition Smurf figures and premiums from this colourful Smurf village.The visitors will be able to find different Smurf characters and they will also be able to enter the six-metre tall Mushroom House.
The exhibition is the world premiere of the original artworks of Peyo, which is being hosted by the Harbour at the Gallery. Homage will be paid to Peyo in the art tour by revealing several aspects about his talents and life. The artworks include original copies of The Smurf comic-strips, plates, illustrations and the first-ever film in the cinemas. Documentaries on creation of Smurfs will also be available in the exhibition.
Travellers can visit the pop-up store ‘The Smurfs Rarities Collection’ to gather limited edition collectables, produced for the Hong Kong tour. Apart from the collectables, one can opt for numerous Smurf toys and utility objects.
A Smurf Figure Global Charity Sale is also being organised in collaboration with UNICEF from 13th July to 21st August. All the collected money will be donated to UNICEF after deducting the cost.