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In the war between light and dark the only balance is The Board.
Two Glowbot armies stand ready to sacrifice themselves in tribute to the Kiwiburn Effigy. In pursuit of victory, they will be battling throughout the day and night until the King is captured and only one army remains. Honed by the fires of Kiwiburn, leaders for these automaton warriors must rise-up to strategise a way across the checkered field of battle.
Tacticians, make ready your plans . . .
Commanders, steady your hands . . .
Always remember that in all darkness lives light . . . and in light, shadows fall.
For Honor . . . For Glory . . . For The Board!!!
This is a large scale art project for Kiwiburn 2017.
We aim to create a life size chessboard with Robot characters as the pieces. They will glow in dark so that the game can be played both day and night.
The largest of the pieces (the King and Queen) will be approximately 1.5 meters high by approximately 550mm circular diameter. This will create a chess board approximates 5 meters sqaure.
This project is being done in conjunction with acclaimed street artist Cracked Ink. Originally from the UK, Cracked Ink has been part of the NZ street art scene ever since he made the move down under 10 years ago. Cracked Inks quirky, character based art is bold and eye catching, whether it be an art piece from a gallery or a mural in the street.
Predominantly an aerosol artist, Cracked Ink also utilities other creative avenues which include, sketching, Painting and Sculpting which have been some of his favourite mediums to work in over the past few years. His work can be seen all around Auckland, Wellington, Whanganui, and many other New Zealand cities. Furthermore, he has recently completed a few high end commissions including a wall for MOTAT.
Cracked Ink incorporates quite a few Robot characters into his existing street art and he has created a custom set of robot characters for the Glowbot Wars chess pieces. This will make each chess piece a custom artwork of it's own.
How the chess pieces will be produced will depend on the funding that can be secured. The ultimate goal it to print the characters onto 10mm clear acrylic, which will allow the characters to be seen from the front and back. The outlines and details of the characters will be CNC routered into the Acrylic. When lit from the edge by LEDs, any area that has been routered will catch the light and GLOW!!
Any extra funding rasied will go towards making this installation bigger and better!!
The GLowbots made it to Kiwiburn and it was a big success!!
People followed the glow from all over the Paddock, and stayed to play a game or two . . .
Or have some fun in their robotic glow . . .
NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOUR REWARDS!!
Get yourself something to remember the epic Glowbot Wars of Kiwiburn 2017
Like a patch or . . .
or a lovely A4 print of all the characters for your wall . . . (does not include frame).
Or be as happy as this guy when you receive your Small Acrylic Character . . . or collect the whole set!!
Here is a bit of fun . . . It seems the GLowbots had an encounter with other glowing creatures at Kiwiburn 2017.
01/03/2017 at 11:57 AM
Hello Glowbot Warriors!!
Thanks to your support our campaign was successful!!
We could not have doen it without you.
Over the next few days Pledgeme will be sending me all your details and I will start sending out the rewards.
I will let you know when they are on the way!!
Encounters of the Glowing Kind
23/02/2017 at 8:27 PM
It seems out Glowbots their own encounter with other strange glowing creatures at Kiwiburn 2017.
Thank you to Peter Vosper for the footage . . . You can view his vimeo channel for footage of his other amazing projects.
21/02/2017 at 11:02 PM
Less than a week to go Robot Warriors . . . and we are almost at our goal!!
The rewards have been finalized . . . including the design for this gorgeous A4 signed art print of the Glowbot characters by Cracked Ink.
The reward does not include the frame (we just showed it that way to make it look prettier).
If you know someone who enjoyed the project at Kiwiburn, or who would like the Glowbot characters designed by Cracked Ink please encourage them to pledge!!
Keeping my fingers crossed!!
01/02/2017 at 7:35 PM
The rewards are starting to be produced . . .
SMALL ACRYLIC CHARACTERS
01/02/2017 at 7:04 PM
We built something glowing . . . and the robots came to play!!
So many people stopped by our Glowbot installation at Kiwiburn 2017.
Some came to play chess, some to watch, and others to Oooh and Awe at the amazing glowing-ness.
Thank you all to those that have helped make this happen.
16/01/2017 at 10:41 AM
Hi Glowbot Warriors!!
All the Characters for Glowbot Wars have now been completed, and the project and your rewards will go into production next week.
22/12/2016 at 12:58 PM
Here is a little bit more about the artist CRACKED INK that is helping to make this project so amazing!!
Originally from the UK, Cracked Ink has been part of the NZ street art scene ever since he made the move down under 10 years ago. Cracked Inks quirky, character based art is bold and eye catching, whether it be an art piece from a gallery or a mural in the street.
Predominantly an aerosol artist, Cracked Ink also utilities other creative avenues which include, sketching, Painting and Sculpting which have been some of his favourite mediums to work in over the past few years.
Head to www.facebook.com/crackedinkart or www.crackedink.com to check out more of his work. Previously to coming to New Zealand cracked ink has obtained various academic achievements including a Degree in Graphic Design. Not only that, he has been involved in multiple exhibitions, Street Art festivals and workshops across Australasia.
Calling all Glowbot Warriors, the first Cracked Ink designs are ready and will be sent for printing and cutting this week. Check them out!! These are the designs that will be used for your awesome rewards.
20/12/2016 at 12:28 PM
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"You guys rocked it so hard! The character artwork was fantastic, and you couldn't walk by without getting sucked right into the board. <3"
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"Loved those globots on the paddock! Thanks Jess :) KJ x"
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"Good luck :-) Te Arikirangi Mamaku"
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"Super cool, cheers! "
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"Glowbots are go ! Well done on an amazing art work . I saw a game of chess and it was fun to watch. "
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"Cool project Jessica!"
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"You guys rock !!! Wish I could be there so please take lots of photos xxx"
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"May the bot king be mated soon!"
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"Woo hoo! Glowing aweseomeness!"