Contemporary art is off to a flying start, with an exhibition line up set to enliven even the most stale and straight observer. It is well known that art is a conversation, and conversations need lots of space to unravel and slip into it. Taking the traditional expectations of a gallery space and exceeding them, the architecture and function of the refurbished building that is home to CoCA gallery is something to marvel at in and of itself. CoCA also has the benevolent intention to facilitate cultural transitions as Christchurch redevelops its framework with community at the heart. Fostering new ideas, enriching the dialogue by which we speak about the world we live in, and supporting brilliant local minds. The gallery is open to all and operates as a volunteer organisation, with forthcoming 2018 showcases including work from leading contemporary Kiwi artist Peter Robinson, and art with a thoughtful call to promote mindfulness and empathy by Auckland-based Tiffany Singh. 

Image: Peter Robinson, Red Slump, 2017