Absolution

Body adornment meets art at a new tattoo and body piercing studio and gallery that has opened on the ground floor of the Boys’ High building.

Absolution has been operating for more than 20 years – making it one of the oldest tattoo studios in Christchurch – and owner Naith Morrow is pleased to be bringing it back to the central city.

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“The Arts Centre is where we belong. Within the arts and at the centre of Christchurch,” he says.

“Our new studio puts us at the heart of an environment full of likeminded creative individuals and in close proximity to other Christchurch landmarks. I’m confident the combination of location and heritage will mean our business can grow and diversify.”

The studio features a revolving range of exhibitions – check out Absolution’s website for the latest exhibition.

Absolution is dedicated to the clean and artistic application of tattoos and body jewellery, plus the studio doubles as a contemporary art gallery that features monthly revolving exhibitions.

“The studio is designed to be inviting and provides exhibition space for both hanging art and sculpture. Body jewellery is presented on plinths to reinforce the concept that body adornmentand art are cohesive,” Naith says.

“We use only the highest quality products available, sourcing brands that are internationally recognised. Our relevant experience, combined with the conscientious approach we take to raising industry standards, all add up to setting us apart from other studios.”

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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