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, presentations and more.

enquire here

CAFÉ & Bar

Chef Aliesha Mcgilligan prepares a daily menu from local fresh ingredients sourced in local markets. Brie is a food & wine writer and is using XCHC in the evenings to run wine tastings and an open-source bar; where we supply what you like.

Production SPACE

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


We've had artists visit XCHC from all over the world. They've exhibited, showcased, and now they can stay! When not being used by artist residencies, we encourage others who want a real, local, cultural experience to stay with us. All profits go towards the Emerging Artists Fund.




Cafe & Bar open Mon - Fri // 7:30am - Late  
Bar also serves 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

Janneth Gil Photographer // Painter

Janneth Gil
Photographer // Painter

Sylvia Houston Fashion Designer

Sylvia Houston
Fashion Designer

Lisa Tui Music and Singing Lessons

Lisa Tui
Music and Singing Lessons