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CoCA is a place for new art and new experiences. Be moved, be challenged, be inspired. Offering changing exhibitions by New Zealand international artists throughout the year. Please visit our website to see what's on at CoCA today.
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This smaller art gallery offers various exhibition spaces and a coffee shop which was closed for Xmas season. Free admission. Changing exhibitions.
Written 10 January 2020
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531michelle
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
I had been really looking forward to going to COCA, but I arrived and there was a note on the door saying it is shut until 11 March - there was nothing on the website at all. I'm lucky I live in Christchurch and can go back but expect more.
Written 4 March 2017
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Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you didn't find our website an adequate source of information about our next exhibition. Our homepage did promote the then upcoming exhibition and opening date, but we will be sure to add 'Coming Soon' to the page during the next exhibition changeover to make this clear. David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind is now open, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. We do hope you visit again soon.
Written 14 March 2017
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CaptainCompass
Christ Church Parish, Barbados172 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
It is a building - used to house (mostly) paintings. Nothing special. Not my forte.
There is the occasional gem but I tend to feel that many of the artists are seeing what they can "get away with" with a gullible public. For those who feel differently, see for yourself.
Written 19 January 2017
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gjpeg
Alton, UK266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
The present exhibition is presented by an eclectic group of artists, all of whom are concerned about the damage being done to the planet by thoughtless humans. It is brutal and honest at apportioning the blame. You will leave with many concerned thoughts.
Written 29 December 2016
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
It's exciting in Christchurch these days because the resurrections are happening thick and fast. My latest resurrection discovery is an old favourite - CoCA - just around the corner from The Christchurch Art Gallery, on Gloucester St. This is a small gallery built in the brutalist style of the 1960's - lots of hard edges, white walls and unforgiving concrete and so atmospheric for all that. It houses a moveable feast of different sorts of offerings, usually from local artists. Often there is a lot of installation pieces, which is what I saw yesterday, as well as wall art, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
Prior to the earthquakes it was also a fabulous selling gallery, with a well stocked and intriguing collection in the stacks. I asked if there were plans to start a selling collection again (I hope so) but the point seems undecided.
There's a little cafe at the front, with some outside seating, smelling beguilingly of chocolate!
CoCA is easy to access - you can walk through restart from the Bus Exchange. There is no dedicated parking but there's metered street parking and it's a short but leafy walk from the free parking in the Botanic Gardens ( access from the Armagh St Bridge).
Written 30 October 2016
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Quinn M
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Christchurch local and just walking passed with some spair time. Ended up spending 1 1/2 inside and hugely enjoyed. Full of local artist which is cool too. Christchurch must see!
Written 23 October 2016
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Gavin H
1,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
A very small and limited contemporary art gallery, but is well located in the CBD and has a nice cafe (Lux) on the ground floor. We were warmly welcomed at reception. There was a 45 minute film art piece called "Vertigo Sea" as the main exhibit. It was stunningly beautiful and at the same time deeply disturbing. It focuses on the contrast between nature's raw beauty and mankind's destructive ugliness - specifically whale hunting. A must see.
Written 30 July 2016
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zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand52,165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Hard to review a gallery when the exhibitions change regularly. The current A-V feature about whale slaughter in Norway is a bit disturbing, but stunning photography.
Newly restored, the building is classic C20 brutalism in concrete ;-(
Written 18 June 2016
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cossiefamily
Wellington, New Zealand302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
The new COCA centre in Christchurch has plenty to say with its carefully curated collections. Vertigo Sea (ex 2015 Venice Biennale) was on show when I visited in May and is on until Aug I believe. This moving, globally relevant and significant environmental art work should be appreciated. Love it when art opens your eyes and mind.
Written 24 May 2016
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Barry5252
Christchurch, New Zealand362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
This gallery has recently reopened after extensive repairs and refurbishment to provide an excellent space and venue for contemporary art by local and national artists. Our art appreciation group enjoyed a very interesting visit which was complimented by an excellent talk from the gallery director and curator. The gallery has an enthusiastic and friendly staff, plus volunteers, who are very happy to help and provide information on the exhibits. Located behind the Christchurch Art Gallery it is easy to find and a visit is recommended when in the area.
Written 6 March 2016
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