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 your event. Previous events include exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, performances, presentations and more.

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CAFÉ & Bar

Showcasing a daily menu with fresh ingredients from local suppliers and markets, the cafe & bar support the events and give the public a chance to see whats happening. Also available for pop-up kitchens and guest chefs to trial their F&B practice, and get feedback from the XCHC community.

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Production SPACE

The maker space is available to 2D & 3D creative practitioners who are testing the edges of their practice and want to experience the benefits of having a coworking community of creatives.  Jewelry makers, photographers, architects, builders, graphic designers and others have a place to affordably produce & showcase their work.

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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.

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Cafe & Bar open Mon - Fri // 7:30am - Late  
Licensed bar also serves our Events 

The cafe first opened in August 2015 under the care and direction of Chef Aliesha McGilligan. She proved how food and inclusive hospitality added to the creative ecology; giving everyone the opportunity to connect, not only those in creative industries. 

Aliesha has moved onto her next venture and the kitchen now welcomes guest chefs, pop-up restaurants, and others who want to trial something in F&B while feeling supported and getting feedback from our community. 

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

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