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

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Tī kōuka string-making classes

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

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Resourceful skills workshops

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

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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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The New Works Show

20 June to 21 July 2019

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The Arts Centre’s annual public meeting

24 June 2019

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Matariki exhibition opening: ‘Mata Hou | New Beginnings’

25 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki exhibition: ‘Mata Hou | New Beginnings’

26 Pipiri - 3 Hōngongoi 2019

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Matariki: Kai for Cena

26-30 Pipiri & 3-7 Hōngongoi

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Matariki kōrero: ‘Mata Hou’ artist talk

26 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki kōrero: Mahinga kai

26 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: Resourceful skills workshops and tours

27 Pipiri - 7 Hōngongoi 2019

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In Bed with the Romans

27 June 2019

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Matariki: FUSH, chips, burgers and te reo Māori

28 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: Kapa haka showcase

29 Pipiri 2019

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Mākete Kai: A Matariki food market

29 Pipiri 2019

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