Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) grew out of the Context Gallery in The Playhouse. Since its conception by curator Hugh Mulholland in 1992, the gallery has exhibited emerging Northern Ireland artists alongside their international peers. In 2012, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh transformed it into CCA.
CCA’s activities builds on the history of the Context Gallery but has a wider mandate, fostering a range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices, locally, regionally and internationally. CCA opened in the autumn of 2012 in a space designed by Michael Carr Architects.