Harbour City Hong Kong Transforms Into “We’re All Smurfs!” Village!

This summer, Papa Smurf will lead lead his Smurfs to embark on a “We’re all Smurfs!” Asian Art Tour to convey their beliefs in harmony without boundaries. Their first port of call will be Harbour City in Hong Kong! From 13 July to 9 August 2016, the Ocean Terminal Forecourt of Harbour City will be transformed by Papa Smurf’s unique magic potion to become an enormous “We’re All Smurfs!” village. Harbour City will also host the World Premiere of Peyo’s 36 precious original artworks and Mr. Nicolas Tytgat , the grandson of Peyo, will visit Hong Kong on 12 to 15 July to share with us Peyo’s creative concepts. This is a Smurfs festive not to be missed by fans and children!

We are all SMURFS! Art Exhibition At Harbour City Hong Kong - AspirantSG

Welcome to “We’re All Smurfs” Village

With mushrooms as shelters, Papa Smurf used his secret magic potion to transform the Ocean Terminal Forecourt of Harbour City into an enormous “We’re All Smurfs” village so that everyone can literally enter the world of The Smurfs. Check out 35 different Smurf characters such as Smurfette, Lazy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, and Painter Smurf living happily in “We’re All Smurfs” village. You also get to enter the tallest building in the village, a 6-metre-tall gigantic mushroom house, where we can learn magic spells under the guidance of Papa Smurf and play interactive games with other Smurfs! We do have bad news. Gargamel and Azrael have also followed The Smurfs to Harbour City and are trying to create havoc in the village! You and your family must help our dear friends, The Smurfs, to protect their village together!

“We’re All Smurfs” Village

Date: 14th July to 9th Aug, 2016 | Time: 10am to 10pm | Venue: Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City

Happy Smurfs Day At Harbour City Hong Kong - AspirantSG

World Premiere of Peyo’s Original Artworks

Despite first appearing as a sidekick in “Johan & Peewit”, another comic story of Peyo, the Smurfs caught the attention of numerous readers and won over their hearts, eventually being granted their own adventures in comics, cartoons, even 3D films. This summer, the secret of The Smurfs’ worldwide fame in the past 58 years will be revealed in “The Smurfs House of Stories” hosted at the Gallery by the Harbour.

Original Works Of Peyo Smurfs - AspirantSG

In The Smurfs House of Stories, we will pay homage to Peyo, the genius storyteller, revealing aspects of his extraordinary life and talent. Peyo’s studio will be re-created for this major retrospective, showcasing Peyo’s precious original works, escorted by hand from Belgium to Hong Kong. These rarely exhibited materials include the original copies of The Smurfs comic-strips, original plates and illustrations and the original film of the first ever Smurfs film in the cinemas.

Harbour City showcase original works of peyo Smurfs - AspirantSG

The original works are exhibited to the world publicly for the first time ever, unravelling Peyo’s ideal world and narratives through the stories, lives, appearance and language of The Smurfs. Videos on how to draw a Smurf and documentaries on the birth of The Smurfs will be also available, so that while we appreciate the artistic values of The Smurfs, and we may also know more about the stories and beliefs behind the creation of The Smurfs.

The Smurfs House of Stories

Date: 13th July to 9th Aug, 2016 | Time: 11am to 10pm | Venue: Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, Ocean Centre, Harbour City – Opposite to Jean Paul Hévin)

Local Artists Remodeling Eight Smurfs Comic Scenes

Belgium, home of The Smurfs, has always been known as the shrine of European comics. The Smurfs went on to become one of the most appreciated comic-strips from Belgium. In order to allow visitors to have new excitement of the classic comic-strips of The Smurfs, Harbour City has invited two renowned local miniature artists Tony Lai and Maggie Chan to create models based on the key elements of eight 1:1 comic-strips of The Smurfs, leading us through the passageway where the comic world and the reality converges.

Local Figurine Artist Tony - AspirantSG

The artists will also add various visual effects in each model. The two local miniature artists Tony Lai and Maggie Chan can share with media on how to remodel the comic scenes in a creative way. Media interview can be arranged on request.

“The Smurfs” Creative Model Exhibition

Date: 13th July to 9th Aug, 2016 | Time: 10am to 10pm | Venue: Corridor, Ground Floor, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

Hong Kong Figurine Artist Maggie - AspirantSG

 “The Smurfs Rarities Collection” Pop-up Store

“The Smurfs Rarities Collection” Pop-up Store will be opened at the Atrium I of Gateway Arcade, with a giant 4-metre-high Smurf flying in the sky to greet the visitors. Several limited-edition collectibles, specifically those produced for this Hong Kong tour, will be available in the pop-up store during the exhibition. These include 316L Black Steel Smurf figure (with only 30 available worldwide) and wood carved Smurf figure (with only 100 available worldwide), as well as The Hong Kong style Smurfette figure in red, white and blue dress and the Kung-Fu Smurf figure.

Apart from these high-end collectibles, the pop-up store will also have toys and other items, including little Smurf nightlights, talking Smurfs, heartbeat Smurfs and mini Smurf village etc. Many other Japanese and European home accessories will be available for sale in Hong Kong for the first time alongside with Hong Kong edition  t-shirt, so there must be something for everyone.

“The Smurfs Rarities Collection” Pop-up Store

Date: 13th July to 9th Aug, 2016 | Time: 10am to 10pm | Venue: Corridor, Ground Floor, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

Smurf Figure HK Special Edition - AspirantSG

The Smurfs Summer School

Every Smurf has its own characteristics and talents. Harbour City will open The Smurfs Summer School and teach kids different skills, including farming, drawing, magic performance, etc. Kids can get the badge of each skill and attend the graduation ceremony to become one of the Smurfs!

The Smurfs Summer School

Date: 13th July to 9th Aug, 2016 (Every Sat, Sun and Public Holidays) | Venue: Atrium, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City

So book your tickets to Hong Kong for a smurfalicious time at Harbour City now. We look forward to see you there!

Nicolas Tytgat the grandson of Peyo - AspirantSG

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