February 2016
We've been busy strengthening and repairing our gallery which was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Centre of Contemporary Art will re-open with a fresh and reinvigorated vision.

is CoCA?
We are a team of three full-time staff supported by a growing number of voluntary staff, a committed board and the Curatorial Advisory Panel.

Director & Principal Curator
Paula Orrell

Gallery Manager
Claire Baker

Communications & Development Manager
Julie Gaudin

The Board

Kristina Pickford

Helen Calder
Deputy Chair (acting)

Warren McKenzie

Anna Ryan

Ross Hutton
Dominique Leeming
Jessica Halliday
Julia Morison
Matthew Maling
Renee Parsons


Canterbury Community Trust
Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Trust
Chartwell Trust
Christchurch City Council
Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust
Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust
Creative New Zealand
First Sovereign Trust
National Services Te Pairangi
Pub Charity
Sir Miles Warren

Amherst Properties
Apollo Power Yoga
City Art Depot
KM Business Equipment NZ Ltd
Lane Neave
Negociants New Zealand Limited
Perception PR & Marketing
PQ Associates
Sons & Co.
Strategy Advertising & Design

We endeavour to make contemporary art relevant. Our progressive programme of exhibitions and events will surprise you. They will be inside and outside, in the gallery and popping up around our diverse communities.
Advisory Panel

Top local and international curators will support the Director & Principal Curator to produce stimulating and inspiring exhibitions. We will strive to make our programme exciting, captivating and thought provoking.

Emma Bugden
The Dowse, Lower Hutt

Gregory Burke
Remai Modern Gallery, Canada

Abby Cunnane
St PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

Blair French
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Zara Stanhope
Auckland Art Gallery
(03) 366 7261
027 532 0748

CoCA office
70 Gloucester Street

PO Box 772
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand