Carbon Journal Photography 08.2016 Photographer - "I will always be a sensitive soul excited by any beauty in its supreme development...honesty about my imperfect and flawed life is important life is as important as portraying beauty. This is me. 90% of my life. Sitting on my bed. Editing on my computer." - Allen
10.2016 Living gem of a human. Poet.
Builder // Upskill guru 08.2017 - 01.2018 Eddie wants to teach people basic carpentry and upskill others in the community. We've talked about everything from repair cafes to tool libraries, so keep an eye on what happens next.
True Panels 07.2016 Our passion is it to make an impact on the nz building market. We want to change the nz housing market towards healthy, dry, low energy houses. True Panels is specialised in constructing prefabricated low energy building shells and wall panels. The wall panels are designed (see: Products, Workshop drawings) according to consented architectural drawings and engineers calculations.
Photographer 11.2017 Erin Lee is an editorial and documentary photographer available for projects worldwide. Erin currently resides in the South Island of New Zealand.
Artist, Photographer, and Creator. 10.2017 "An emerging artist, I aim to develop a voice through my art - creating something beautiful and perhaps question the viewer at the same time."
William started investing in Cryptocurrencies in 2013, helping friends and family do the same along the way.
In 2017, William decided to take his passion for cryptocurrency to the next level, leaving behind a senior position as a civil engineer to start Bitcoin Consulting and spread the word of the technological and financial revolution
He can be your local partner if you have some interest in Bitcoin and is organizing some Free Bitcoin seminars here at the Xchc cafe.
06.2018 instagram Project Coordinator | Events Extraordinar | Social Media/Comms, for Ohu
Artist | Mom | Your best friend | Mr Browns adopted mother | Spiritual leader of the room (at all times)
Saskia always speaks from her heart, usually through excessive gesturing and spontaneous dance. She walks the talk of sustainable living… only her life is a catwalk… and she rocks the shit out of it.
“When I don’t have the right shoes for outfits, its not a good day.” - The last thing she said.. so you know she’s legit
Office for Holistic Urbanism 10.2016 Ohu is creating a new way of being where people and communities are at the heart of property development. We work with communities to develop assets which will sustain and strengthen their community. We believe it is possible for people with a common purpose to work together to collectively create and own assets that generate both a social and economic value. Ohu Development is developing the infrastructure needed to support communities to collectively own what they create together, including property, financial, legaland social structures.
Levi is a jack of all trades.. like all the cool ones. He even asked if he could build us a tool library. Not “hey, you know what this place needs, YOU should start a tool library”.. but, “Hey, can I help by building a tool library?” Boom.
Traveller, acro-yogi, plays fetch when Walter the cat king throws him the ball.
Lucia is the RAD’s resident international artist! From an early age, she started running around the streets of Berlin experimenting with graffiti. From here her passion grew for street art, graffiti and typography. A visual artist, her talent goes far beyond the street and spray cans, taking her love for graffiti into intricate and beautiful typography. Bringing the street to The RAD, Lucia’s work is unlike anyone else’s and we are so lucky to have her!
Sam from TKS Clothing likes to keep busy running her handmade clothing business specialising in creating unique childrenswear.
She is also a qualified events manager and plans to bring many of her creative event plans to life at the XCHC!
06.2018 Multidisciplinary Artist Website | Instagram Poet | Potter | Drawer | Animator | Sculptor | Fashion Designer | Ceramicist (and yes I’m forgetting 1 or 5)
Not just an incredibly beautiful and creative thinker, Suzanne turns everything she touches into a one-of-a-kind treasure. When she’s not playing on a slack-line, rock-climbing, doing acro-yoga, or with her kitten Walter, she’s probably playing somewhere else. Her hugs will change the way you feel about life.
Josh is a film producer with a love for visual arts. On the way up, Josh’s core focus is aligning his passion with his revenue – telling popular stories through the camera. Josh is highly involved in the arts, working on Street Prints 2017 and also doing personal photography and videography in his spare time. Our team wouldn’t have that natural appeal without him and we’re stoked to have him on board!
RAG: Repair > Alterations > Garments 08.2015 Sylvia is a fashion designer who's passionate about upcycling; re-creating clothing into boutique 1-of-a-kind garments. Let's target the waste from the garment industry, the 2nd biggest cause of waste in the world! She also does custom design for local theatre companies including Free Theatre. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook for updates
Creative - Directrice of the photography business Loves - adventures.Is curious about - learning new things & meeting new people. Adores - design, art and beauty. Passionate about - transformations of places, situations, communities and people. Favourite word - “Awesome.”
(makes the best chocolate cake you’ll ever taste!)
Harmonic Architecture 03.2016 Architect | Outdoors Craig Jarvis is an architectural designer with a passion for simplicity and sustainability. His TEDx talk reflects his desire to design real, ecological, regenerative and affordable residential dwellings, promoting materials, building systems & technics that are truly green.
Simone is the maker behind Wild Felt, a constantly growing collection of felted accessories, slippers, jewelery and strange sea creatures... If you can imagine it, she can felt it! She gets excited about all things wool, sustainable crafts and pushing creative boundaries. When she's not felting, Simone also loves making shoes, zines, poems and coleslaw.
Chirny Coffee 08.2016 Coffee expert and classically trained musician. "I built a coffee roaster in 2007, and have been roasting since. I am always looking for more interesting, tasty coffee (All ethically produced) to roast, from discerning sources... Join me in my coffee adventure, with fresh roasted specialty coffee delivered fresh to your door!"
06.2018 Artist | Smartass | Illustrator (in that order) Instagram
Tattoo Enthusiast and Cat/Dr. Marten collector from another planet (pretty sure) Mcchesney (Chez) produces illustrations and art with a focus mainly on realism. Besides being a crazy creative witch medusa loving demon spawn of artistic realism/snake charmer 🐍, Mcchesney drinks gin and threatens to paint “something pink” (bet it’ll be a snake) one day. I hope not. Welcome to XCHC
Starting off with crayons as a kid and some “holiday art classes, painting watercolors with my Nan and a very old SLR camera”, Talya has paved her way to studying a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging and pursuing her design work full time.
With a broad background in both fine and visual arts she can tackle almost any creative project you or your business might have.
Yes. We put crypto pro’s in the same room as artists. And its awesome.
The Isla provides high volume and diverse cryptocurrency brokering and consultation to customers in NZ and Australia.
The Rad Collective
06.2018 website | facebook | instagram This RAD team is full of designers, musicians, illustrators, journalists, visual artists, film makers, marketers, social media guru’s and more.
Established in the hope to inspire ourselves and each other and create more opportunities for potential collaborations, freelance work and to also capture the heart and soul of Christchurch from the young creatives eye.
Focusing on artistic talent, special places, skate and street culture, the best coffee, sick gigs and well being; a mish mash of collective and radical ideas, we hope you enjoy our content just as much as we did creating it.
Kuva spent most of his adult life as a 1st world refugee in India, observing and studying the traditional arts and philosophies of India's rich cultural heritage. Formally trained as an Art Conservator in Los Angeles, Kuva now curates and conserves the sacred, having revived the traditional art of handblock printed Mantra scarves in India with his brand Nam Walli. Kuva has curated sacred spaces through large scale decor at sacred music festivals and events across Europe and America. You'll find him at XCHC always tinkering, inventing, designing & philosophising.
Hilary is a freelance illustrator & filmmaker, and is the designer and maker of Courage Dolls. Her illustrations seek to ignite the inner child, her film work celebrates the simple and natural beauty of life and makers, and her dolls are made to inspire and empower their beholder, to have courage to follow their heart. Hilary also enjoys facilitating self discovery workshops through illustrative journalling and dollmaking for all age groups.