Opening in 1996 Absolution is located in The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, specialising in tattoo, piecing and an art gallery with an exhibition programme of contemporary art by prominent and emerging artists. A combination of art and design, Absolution’s attention is centred upon perceptions about the wide roles that artists occupy in our community, whether in tattoo or in solo and group exhibitions.
In 2023, Absolution maintains its distinct programme with exhibitions that have included Magdelane Clare’s Save a Life, Join a Cult and a recent group exhibition, Future Rooms. Predominantly of local artists it ranged from emerging to early-career artists: Dympna Bunce-Rath, Saskia Bunce-Rath, Sarah Lund,Heather Reid-Van Gerwen, Emilee Pokino, Julie Sharp, Christiane Shortal and Nate Tamblyn. Future Room felt like new work and new territory, an exhibition with an unanticipated range of materials, scale and subjects that included fabrics, collage, ceramic tiles, bulldog clips, marble, tapestry wool and oil on canvas. In July, Absolution’s gallery features a series of works from Morrow’s own art collection.
The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
Shop 17, 28 Worcester Blvd
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm
IMAGE: Sarah Lund, tell me how to be more like you medium cut paper, 2023, 93 x 64mm