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 aims to foster people’s connection and appreciation for contemporary. CoCA presents a dynamic programme of exhibitions offering an expansive view of contemporary art and diverse cultural perspectives, supported by compelling, participatory arts experiences, within our gallery and across the community.

Our curatorial strategy is underpinned by the fundamental principles of inclusion, innovation and integrity. We aim to present a rich view of the visual arts across all disciplines, representing artists at all career stages, and presenting diverse voices reflective of the place and time we live in. 

the team

  • Gallery Manager


  • Graphic Designer


  • Gallery Supervisor


  • Gallery Supervisor


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: Anna Ryan (Chair), Sarah Roberts (Deputy Chair), Kate Johnstone, David Winter, Pip Rowe, Sean Duxfield, Aaron Smith, Oliver Perkins, Olivia Webb and Katie McEwan.

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