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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 ;-(
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
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