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66 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 7261
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I had been really looking forward to going to COCA, but I arrived and there was a note on the door... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile

It is a building - used to house (mostly) paintings. Nothing special. Not my forte. There is the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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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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66 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 7261
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank 531michelle
teamCoCA, Public Relations Manager at CoCa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...More

Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

2  Thank gjpeg
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 24 October 2016

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!

Thank Quinn M
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 18 June 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 ;-(

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank cossiefamily
Reviewed 6 March 2016

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...More

1  Thank Barry5252
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