MAP Resides

18.05.24 — 26.05.24

MAP Resides is an exhibition of Movement Art Practice archives, curated by Janaína Moraes and Kat Stefanova. 

The streets are paved with water

12.04.24 — 12.05.24

In 'The streets are paved with water' Olivia Chamberlain and Sam Towse explore the surface of the city as their ...

Kia Ora Whaea

10.02.24 — 17.03.24

Ehara a 'Kia ora' i te mihi noa iho. Kei tōna iho ko te whakanuitanga o te oranga o te ...

Tangata Whenua

18.11.23 — 14.01.24

Tangata Whenua is Robyn Kahukiwa’s first solo exhibition in Te Waipounamu in two decades.


06.10.23 — 27.10.23

Postgraduate creative practice alumni from Ara


31.08.23 — 30.09.23

The prefix whaka means ‘to action’, and when added to whanaunga forms the verb whakawhanaunga - to get to know one ...

Canterbury Potters Association

02.11.23 — 12.11.23

The Canterbury Potters Association is celebrating its 50th annual exhibition of ceramic works by their members.

Nicola Farquhar: L.oen.nium

22.10.22 — 17.12.22

Nicola Farquhar is interested in the construction of interior and exterior worlds, approaching painting as a tool for imagining regeneration ...

Gently Ribbed

03.09.22 — 15.10.22

Turumeke Harrington with Tini Whetū

Liam Krijgsman: More than this

26.02.22 — 07.05.22

'More than this' is a new sculpture project by Liam Krijgsman developed for CoCA’s Ō Papa Ground Floor Gallery.

Ella Sutherland: House Painting I + II

11.01.21 — 31.10.22

Informed by recent research on the relationship between modernist architecture and social and cultural histories, 'House Painting I + II'  ...

Hannah Watkinson: The Near Future

12.06.21 — 02.10.21

Drawing on a decade of photographic work and research, 'The Near Future' considers the psychological landscape of the Buller region ...

Mark Work

12.06.21 — 02.10.21

Raukura Turei, Julian Hooper & Krystina Kaza, Areta Wilkinson, Warwick Freeman, Hannah Beehre


The Mist and the Horizon

12.06.21 — 02.10.21

'The Mist and the Horizon' brings together new work from two Ōtautahi-based practitioners, Nathan Pōhio and Luke Shaw, united by ...

Culbert Hotere: Post Black

13.03.21 — 22.05.21

Individually Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere are widely regarded as among New Zealand’s most singular and significant contemporary artists from ...

Drawing Room

28.11.20 — 20.02.21

Drawing Room, by Aaron Paterson, Sarosh Mulla and Marian Macken, presents an alternative kind of architectural drawing.

Telly Tuita: Tongpop Nostalgia

28.11.20 — 20.02.21

Telly Tuita explores his cultural identity through the feeling of nostalgia, informed by his migration from Tonga at age nine.

Malcolm Terry: SIDEWAYS

20.06.20 — 16.08.20

SIDEWAYS reflects Malcolm Terry's last six months of working, including paintings which were created during the nation-wide lockdown.


21.03.20 — 19.07.20

CoCA is delighted to present WestFarbe, curated by Christoph Dahlhausen in our Mair and North Galleries.

Emma Wallbanks: Heteroglossia

08.02.20 — 07.06.20

In an immersive conversation between images, Emma Wallbanks' Heteroglossia is a multi-streamed projected film installation that interweaves along our Ground ...

Gone Home

14.12.19 — 16.02.20

CoCA, in partnership with City Gallery Wellington, is delighted to present 'Gone Home', curated by Robert Leonard and Gavin Hipkins ...

Shades Arcade: The Pompoms

14.12.19 — 02.02.20

The Pompoms, by designers Julieanne Eason and Carl Pavletich of Shades Arcade, is an immersive installation made up of ten ...

Rachel McMillan: In My Hands

14.12.19 — 02.02.20

Showing in our Lux Gallery, In My Hands showcases the delicate sculptures of Rachel McMillan.

Tyne Gordon: Visitor

12.10.19 — 01.12.19

CoCA is excited to present a body of work from Tyne Gordon that responds to her own experience of natural ...

Conor Clarke: Unchained Melody

14.09.19 — 24.11.19

CoCA, in partnership with SCAPE, is excited to present Conor Clarke's dual screen video work Unchained Melody in our ...

Nicholas Keyse: Overshadow

06.07.19 — 18.08.19

CoCA in collaboration with Salt Lane Studios, is proud to present Nicholas Keyse's Overshadow in our Lux Gallery.

KP&WM: The makers behind the artists

05.07.19 — 18.08.19

KP&WM: The makers behind the artists explores the work of two Christchurch printmakers, and friends, Peter Vangioni of Kowhai Press ...

27th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2018

22.06.19 — 01.09.19

For the first time in Christchurch for over twenty years, Archibalds and CoCA proudly present the 27th Annual Wallace Art ...

Aro ki te Hā

24.05.19 — 18.08.19

Aro ki te Hā is the next installment in the Crux*Te Punga project, proudly presented at CoCA.

Alice Bray: Sidewinder

18.05.19 — 30.06.19

Working predominantly in painting or with the found image, Alice Bray’s practice is concerned with organic, yet other-worldly, imagery.

Love Lives Here

30.03.19 — 02.06.19

As our community comes to terms with the loss of 50 innocent lives, we open our gallery walls for people to write ...

David Green: Extraviado

30.03.19 — 12.05.19

Extraviado interweaves digital grattage with home movies filmed in the early and middle decades of the last century. 

Roy Good: Parallel Universe

30.03.19 — 12.05.19

Parallel Universe: The Art and Design of Roy Good celebrates the 50-year parallel careers of Roy Good as both a ...

Viv Wotton: ...lost in Aotearoa

26.01.19 — 17.03.19

The works in this exhibition are landscapes and fluid abstractions, dealing thematically with identity, human connection, and memory.

Mitchell Bright: Cultivated

26.01.19 — 13.03.19

CoCA is proud to present an exhibition of Mitchell Bright's photography in our Ground Floor Gallery.

Clint Park: Applesauce

14.11.18 — 25.11.18

In association with the Corner Store, CoCA is proud to present Clint Park's Applesauce in the Lux Gallery.

SCAPE 2018: Tom Dale

05.10.18 — 18.11.18

CoCA is proud to present two works by Tom Dale as part of SCAPE's 2018 season.

Wayne Youle: Ajar

21.09.18 — 18.11.18

Created as part of Crux★Te Punga in response to the demolition of the Hereford Street Police building, Wayne Youle’s ...

Charlie Jackson: Queries

21.09.18 — 02.11.18

Taking inspiration from the ebb and flow of everyday life, Queries is comprised of photo-zines that begin to search through ...

CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library

03.08.18 — 16.09.18

The CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library is a new permanent collection of local, national and international self published materials, residing in Christchurch ...

Denys Watkins: Dynamo Hum

03.08.18 — 16.09.18

The exhibition features a selection of key paintings by Denys Watkins - one of New Zealand’s outstanding visual artists.

Ria Bancroft: Energetic Forms

09.06.18 — 01.07.18

Resurrected from post-quake storage, Energetic Forms is a monumental sculptural wall-work by the late artist, Ria Bancroft, exhibited at CoCA ...

Tiffany Singh: A Collective Voice

09.06.18 — 05.08.18

CoCA presents a solo exhibition by Auckland-based artist Tiffany Singh featuring two recent large-scale installations.

Tim Veling: Vestiges

31.05.18 — 29.07.18

CoCA presents a solo exhibition by Christchurch photographer Tim Veling.


01.12.18 — 20.01.19

CoCA is proud to present the first group exhibition by its Associates Programme, Associated.

Pauline Rhodes: Time Ongoing

30.11.18 — 03.03.19

CoCA is proud to present a major exhibition by prominent Ōtautahi Christchurch artist Pauline Rhodes.

Uncle Harold: Supply & Demand

01.06.18 — 29.07.18

The inaugural CoCA X The Corner Store collab will see Christchurch-based visual artist and illustrator Uncle Harold return to exhibiting ...

Peter Robinson: Fieldwork

03.03.18 — 27.05.18

CoCA is proud to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Peter Robinson, now open another two weeks.

Hannah Beehre: Mures, et Terram

16.12.17 — 18.02.18

In collaboration with Jonathan Smart Gallery, CoCA presents Mures, et Terram by Christchurch-based artist Hannah Beehre.

Ruth Watson: Geophagy

16.12.17 — 18.02.18

CoCA presents Geophagy, the first major Ōtautahi Christchurch exhibition by Canterbury born Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson.



10.06.17 — 20.08.17

FAFSWAG seeks to decolonise their minds and lived experiences through creativity, expression, and the ownership of their own narratives.

MAKING SPACE: Fresh and Fruity

10.06.17 — 20.08.17

Fresh and Fruity is a sexy new look designed to slowly smash the neocolonial heteropatriarchy one sarcastic hashtag at a ...


10.06.17 — 20.08.17

FIKA are a collective of Pasifika writers based in Ōtautahi, who have been meeting together regularly to write since 2004 ...


10.06.17 — 20.08.17

During MAKING SPACE, The Social are facilitating: Gallery in a Gallery, The Social Street Residency, TinyMURL.Project, Nomad Thinking Residency ...


10.06.17 — 20.08.17

OutTASpace: jess holly bates, Julian Chote, Numa Mackenzie, Siliga Setoga, Reina Sutton, Jaimie Waititi


09.06.17 — 20.08.17

MAKING SPACE celebrates collaborative creative practice taking place in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind

11.03.17 — 28.05.17

David Shrigley is a master of scathing one liners, crudely composed drawings and a creator of strange and amusing objects.

Summer Performance Series

08.01.17 — 26.02.17

Featuring performances by Nina Oberg Humphries, Vaimaila Urale, Faith Wilson and Leafa Wilson 

Precarious Nature

19.11.16 — 19.02.17

An exhibition that responds to and interrogates how humans are affecting an increasingly fragile global ecosystem. 

Events: Beyond the Visual

20.08.16 — 06.11.16

A programme of events alongside Contemporary Christchurch, showcasing the incredible talent of creative practitioners in Ōtautahi.

Contemporary Christchurch

20.08.16 — 06.11.16

A celebration of the range of innovative arts being practised and created in Ōtautahi today.

Precarious Balance

14.02.16 — 08.05.16

A group exhibition of work by New Zealand and international contemporary artists. CoCA is a space for new art and ...