Cultivating a creative ecology by enabling creative enterprise.

XCHC is a place for creative individuals and organisations to develop their practice, share ideas, and connect with other creative practitioners so that we build an empowered and inspired creative community.



The showcase space is available for hire for creative events including exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, performances and more.

enquire here


Chef Aliesha Mcgilligan prepares a daily menu from local fresh ingredients sourced in local markets.

Contact us to book a shared lunch or cater your next event at XCHC.


The maker space is available to creative practitioners who are testing the edges of their practice and endeavour to establish successful creative enterprises.

register to join here




Cafe Open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 3:00pm  
Bar Open for Events   


Be surprised, come to XCHC Cafe for one of Chef Aliesha Mcgilligan's daily specials.  Aliesha shops at local markets and combs the city for fresh ingredients. She makes close relationships with her suppliers, many of whom are featured below. 

Contact us to enquire about hosting your next event at XCHC. Catering is available and we are licensed.

Juliet Arnott Rekindle

Juliet Arnott

Allen Carbon Carbon Journel Photography

Allen Carbon
Carbon Journel Photography

Mark Chirnside Musician and Coffee Roaster

Mark Chirnside
Musician and Coffee Roaster

Amelia Pascoe Jeweler

Amelia Pascoe

Sylvia Houston Fashion Designer

Sylvia Houston
Fashion Designer

Lisa Tui Music and Singing Lessons

Lisa Tui
Music and Singing Lessons

The Emerging Artist Fund (EAF) was created by Maven Ltd and XCHC to support emerging artists in pursuing their creative passions and development. To serve the purpose of 'cultivating a creative ecology', XCHC has partnered with creative individuals to provide 15+ exhibitions, 150+ events, and has had 40+ residents in the last 2 years. 

Many who attend look to contribute as a way to show appreciation for the artist, entertainment, and purpose of our space. Now, they have chance to do just that. With this fund, visitors to XCHC and supporters from around the world can donate towards the emerging creative culture of Ōtautahi. 



Join the others who have taken their creativity out of their homes and offices and into XCHC!

We have an amazing crew of residents with diverse creative disciplines, some professionals, and some emerging as-well. Its an open, shared, messy space to create and feel supported by others. 

Fund: 1 Month of residency at XCHC


Do you have a talent you want to share with others, but you don't have a place to share it?

XCHC has a venue for public or private showcasing events. Whether you're an emerging musician, artist, dancer, or performer of some sort, our venue may be the place for you to share.

Fund: 1 Showcasing Event at XCHC


About 1/3 of the Exhibitions that are hung in XCHC are by artists exhibiting for the first time. 

Photographers, painters, graphic designers, writers, and others have brought their work to the walls of XCHC. From Youth Poetry to International Art projects, all are welcomed to share. You could be next.

Fund: 1 Week Exhibition at XCHC