CoCA Gallery

An uncompromising, radical outlier in the heritage neighbourhood in which it was built in 1968, the former home of the CSA is one of the few buildings from this era left in central Christchurch. Precast panels and in-situ cast exposed concrete dress the front, announcing its alignment with Brutalism and Modernism. Today the building is a celebrated purpose-built gallery, one of the few that makes use of natural light – in this case it flows through the pyramid light wells that protrude from the roofline.

Publicly accessible restrooms; gender neutral restrooms; wheelchair/walking aid/pram accessible; large print information; service animals allowed

Minson, Henning Hansen & Dines, 1968

  • Push play when you are on Gloucester Street across from the gallery

  • Push play when you are upstairs in the gallery

  • Push play when you are on the ground floor by the lifts

  • What is CoCA?