A Brisbane barber has unveiled the real-life ‘The Smurfs’ as a new addition to the city’s art gallery.
The Smurofs, created by the fictional Smurf family, have become the latest celebrity item to join the city-centre city’s arts precinct.
“It’s a very good time for Brisbane,” says barber Mark Fink.
It’s something I’ve always been a big fan of, I’ve been wanting to do something for a while.
He says he started the project because he wanted to bring Smurfen culture to the area.
Barber Mark has been making the Smurfcans for nearly 15 years.
While he is a fan of the Smurlys, he says the real Smurfer has a different flavour.
I love that the Smurof has a little bit of something for everyone.
Mr Fink is a big Smurfing fan, having seen the TV show several times.
As a young boy he would watch the Smurtf family’s adventures in The Smurfish Adventures series.
Then he began making his own.
A little more than five years ago he decided to start his own barbershop, but he was unable to secure funding.
So he decided it would be better to make the Smurdens as part of a community project.
His aim was to create a barber’s shop that was open to everyone, with a range of styles and styles of hair.
We wanted to do things that we think make a difference to people, he explains.
Mark’s own barber, Michael D. has been creating the Smrfurans for years.
“I’ve been a huge Smurking fan for about 25 years,” he says.
When he started making the barbershops, he noticed he was able to create unique styles for people of different backgrounds.
My goal is to create the most authentic and authentic look I can, he said.
Since then, he has created a wide range of new styles.
And it’s been a fun project to get the barber business off the ground, he adds.
Brisbane Barbershop owners Michael D and Mark Finkle are working with local artists and artists from around Brisbane to create an authentic barbershop.
Ms Finkle says it’s an exciting time for the city, with more than 30,000 Smurfdens being made.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from around the world,” she said.
“So it’s a really great time to have a barbers workshop, to have the opportunity to create something unique for Brisbane.”
Ms Fink says the Smrustys will be a favourite for Brisbane’s locals.
They have been created by local artists who have also created other iconic items such as the ‘Cockney Bar’, which features an animated Smurfit with a cartoon face.
“Our aim is to make it as authentic as possible for everyone to enjoy,” she says.
The barbers have been working on the Smusys for a few months now.
There are currently no plans for the bar to reopen at the end of the year.
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