Haere mai! The Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki is Ōtautahi Christchurch’s oldest art institution, founded in 1880 as the Canterbury Society of Arts. We are open five days a week and admission to our exhibitions is free.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 3pm
CoCA is closed Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays


Our exhibitions change every 10 to 12 weeks, your visit may fall during one of our changeovers which means one or all of our gallery spaces may be closed until the new exhibition opens. Visit our Exhibitions page to see what exhibitions are open today.

Contact Us
Please call our front desk on +64 (03) 366 7261 or email info@coca.org.nz with any enquiries.


Postal Address:
66 Gloucester St
PO Box 772
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Getting here
CoCA is located at 66 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central. We are just around the corner from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, their underground carpark is just next door and accessible from Gloucester Street. Parking is $1 per thirty minutes. Street parking is also available on Gloucester, Montreal and Durham Streets.

See our location here on Google Maps.

We are located just ten minutes walk from the Central Bus Station along the Avon River, most bus routes will take you here. See Metro Info to plan your bus route.

Eat and Drink
Famous for their cheese scones and takeaway sandwiches, Lux Espresso, located on our Ground Floor is a local favourite. With their newly launched weekend menu and sell out weekday cabinet food, it’s certainly worth planning a meal or snack into your gallery visit. See Lux’s Instagram to see what’s in the cabinet today.

Monday to Friday, 7am to 3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm
+64 (03) 366 3104

Please refrain from bringing food or drink into our exhibitions.


There is elevator access to all levels of our gallery, you can find it from our foyer up the ramp to the right of our stairs. Ask one of our volunteers on the front desk to assist.
Guide dogs are welcome in the Gallery.


Children are always welcome at CoCA. Our accessible bathroom on the Ground Floor has baby changing facilities.


Exhibition Talks
We host talks from throughout each exhibition season. Please visit our Events page for more information.

We welcome photography on your handheld cameras and mobile devices in the Gallery for personal use only. Please turn off your flash before taking your photographs.
Occasionally, we host exhibitions where photography is not allowed. Please look out for ‘No Photography' signs or ask one of our friendly volunteers to check if photography is allowed.


If you wish to take photographs of the Gallery or exhibitions for commercial use, please contact us at info@coca.org.nz to seek permission beforehand. Our artworks are subject to copyright and any permission must be sought from the Gallery and Artist before they can be sold or used for commercial purposes.

1. CoCA, 66 Gloucester St, Christchurch, New Zealand

2. Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu