10–12 Artillery St
BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland
+44 (0) 2871 373538

The gallery is currently closed

Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm (during exhibitions)
Admission Free

About Us

Mission: The Centre for Contemporary Art creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art, and for emerging artists to develop successful careers. We welcome artists and projects with a connection to our region and collaborate with others to strengthen the arts, locally, nationally and internationally.

Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition-making, public programmes, publishing, and residencies.

Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) developed out of the Context Gallery in The Playhouse. Since its conception in 1992, the gallery has exhibited emerging artists from Northern Ireland alongside international peers.

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.

CCA has collaborated with Treignac Projet, France; CIAP Vassivière, France; Ormston House, Limerick; Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Cork; IMMA, Dublin; Art in General, New York; Artsonje, Seoul; Beirut, Cairo; Belfast Exposed, Belfast; Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka; Casco, Utrecht; Collective, Edinburgh; FormContent, London; Independent Curators International, New York; Kunsthalle Lissabon; Lisbon; Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick; The Showroom, London; Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, Dublin; amongst others.


Sara Greavu
Interim Director / Curator (Public Programmes)

Alissa Kleist
Curator (Exhibitions)

Mel Bradley

Board Members:

Jaci Wilde (Chairperson), Eileen Walsh (Vice Chairperson), Susan Kelly, Noelle McAlinden, Tina McCauley


Special Advisor to the Board: Declan McGonagle

CCA is a registered charity limited by guarantee. Charity number NIC101414.

All of our work is non-profit.

CCA is grateful for the continued support of our primary funder, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. CCA also acknowledges funding and support received from Derry City and Strabane District Council, the British CouncilMondriaan FundCaldwell & Robinson Solicitors, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and The Art Fund.

CCA is a member of Plus Tate.

Plus Tate is a network which comprises thirty five cultural institutions – including the Tate galleries – that have strong artistic vision, a focus on contemporary art, outstanding public programming and a commitment to local community engagement through art. Plus Tate aims to support the development of the visual arts across the UK.


10–12 Artillery St
BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland

During exhibitions the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm

Admission free

E: info@cca-derry-londonderry.org
T: +44 (0) 28 7137 3538


Wheelchair users – The gallery space is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet in our venue.

Exhibition guide – CCA is happy to accommodate groups and offers guided gallery tours free of charge. These tours can be tailored to meet the needs of different groups, e.g. various age groups; people with a learning disability. Please contact the gallery at least one week in advance if you wish to make a booking. Staff are also available to answer your questions during visits.

Audio description – We offer audio descriptive tours of our exhibitions. Please book at least one week in advance by contacting info@cca-derry-londonderry.org

Large print version – exhibition handouts are available in large print version; please ask a member of staff.

Family Friendly Venue – We welcome visitors of all ages. Some exhibitions may require parental discretion.




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