“Exchange is the place for crazy ideas”
- Verónica Artagaveytia

A multi-disciplinary arts space supporting creative experimentation and expression in a once abandoned warehouse.
We have a cafe/bar as an all-day workspace, an affordable showcase space for events & exhibitions, and 18 artist studios.

“Whether you’re an artist, tourist, or member of the community, I’d love to meet you and show you around.
Come for coffee, stay for the experience.” - Preston Hegel | Operations

The makerspace is for artists and creatives to produce and develop their practice alongside a like-minded community.

Our multi-purpose venue is used for various events, workshops and exhibitions. Affordable pricing, licensed cafe, 100x capacity.

A place to connect with others, find motivation, and support the creative scene.
local | vegan | pet friendly | fibre wi-fi

We've hosted hundreds of guests who have become a part of our global family.
You can count on making local friends here.




Are you creative and living in Christchurch? Connecting artists/creatives with
resources, commissions and the community.


Now more than ever we need human connection, especially with like-minded people. After the earthquakes there were no spaces for artists and creative industries to meet, produce, showcase, and develop their work. So Exchange opened as an inclusive testing ground for musicians, artists, designers, and makers of all sorts to practice in a messy, low-risk, productive and fun environment.

We are a social enterprise/not-for-profit and all revenue goes to our purpose. We find providing space for creative and cultural experiences actually fills a social gap and gives us a stronger sense of community, contributes to our wellbeing, and brings joy. It also feels good to support something you find

We're an evolving prototype responding to the needs of the community. We believe through leveraging business, we can provide meaningful & exciting employment, personal and professional development, education, and experiences that build value in our daily lives.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give us some things we can work towards.. here a few of our our targets:

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Currently in Christchurch (X-CHC).
Soon Auckland (X-AKL), Wellington (X-WLG), and the world.
Get in touch if you think an Exchange is needed in your community.

Monday - Friday // 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

FREE Hot-Desking for 50+ people

You never know what you'll find. Be surprised. Come to XCHC Cafe.


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Local suppliers
•Pop-up restaurants
•Guest chefs
Best toasties in Christchurch
•Fast & free internet
•Vegan friendly
•Supreme Coffee
•Almond Milk made here
•Pet friendly 🐶
•Rotating craft wine & beer


Bringing people together from all creative practices.

Meet new people and work amongst a like-minded community in an atmosphere you can get feedback, and develop your creative practice while being supported by the XCHC networks.


Free Hot Desking

M-F // 7:30AM - LATE


Studio Space

24hr Access // $60pw