The Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki (CoCA) is a leading art gallery in Ōtautahi Christchurch, governed by the Canterbury Society of Arts Charitable Trust. The gallery has a rich history of supporting the development of arts practitioners and serving the community since it was established over 140 years ago. To this day, CoCA is committed to cultivating a programme of contemporary art exhibitions and events that deepen community connections.

Our new strategic framework has better-connected arts practitioners and better-connected communities at its heart. A newly-established programming panel brings together artist practitioners from a range of disciplines, keeping the CSA legacy alive.

The Team

  • Operations Manager


  • Comms and Marketing


  • Exhibition Delivery Manager

  • Graphic Designer 
David Straight, 'John Scott Works', developed and toured by Objectspace, at CoCA.

CoCA is governed by the Canterbury Society of Arts Charitable Trust, our trustees are: Sarah Roberts (Co-Chair), Sean Duxfield (Co-Chair), Jonathan Coote, Diane Brandish (Treasurer), Lachlan Knighton, Oliver Perkins, Olivia Webb and Katie McEwan.


Programming Panel for 2023-2024
Audrey Baldwin, Folina Vili, Jamie te Heuheu, Kim Lowe, Maia Abraham, Noel Meek, Raewyn Martyn, Sam Towse
(with support from trustees Oliver Perkins, Olivia Webb and Sean Duxfield)

Peter Peryer in 'Gone Home' at CoCA, 2019.