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BECOMING A RESIDENT

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Studio space

24hr access // $60pw

Residents at XCHC come from a wide range of disciplines including architecture, visual arts, performance, film, fashion, digital media, crafts, and more; passionate enjoying the creative process alongside other creative practitioners.

 
Become a resident at XCHC

STEP 1:

Visit us! See if we have the atmosphere you'd like to try working in.

 

Current Residents

Juliet Arnott Rekindle
03.2016
Rekindle is a social enterprise aimed at supporting communities to utilise their waste fully and in doing so, maximize the  benefits of the purposeful work involved. Rekindle works to support creation of paid work and learning opportunities through community partnerships that actively enable people to engage with meaningful activity. We are a social enterprise strongly committed to the following values, and the majority of profits will go into development of opportunities that increase the impact of our work.

We believe in enabling:

i) Diversion of reusables from waste:
Shifting attitudes about consumption and disposal through demonstrating a viable alternative.

ii) Design & innovation:
Catalysing creativity that produces viable design solutions to counter the accumulation of waste in landfill. 

iii) Enterprise generation:
Enabling enterprise to be generated via the sale of high quality waste-based products. This enabling meaningful work opportunities via community partnerships.

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Ohu team ~ Office for Holistic Urbanism
10.2016
Ohu Development is a new business set up to build community by building buildings. 

As we transition into the creative century and out of the productive century we are seeing a growing demand for places where people connect with one another - this shift is blurring the boundaries between where people live, work and play. We believe the 21st Century city is a place where developments will be driven by cultivating meaningful relationships and growing social capital as much as providing a financial return.   

Ohu Development has three strands of work in progress: identifying and scoping community led property developments in Christchurch with the goal of supporting a select few to be investor ready by the Social Enterprise World Forum (Sept 2017, Christchurch). Second, we are building a network of aligned organizations in order to best serve a project’s successful development, making connections in order to leverage strengths. In parallel, we are researching and developing the legal and financial frameworks needed to support more equitable investment into property.

We are keen to meet people who have projects they want to develop with their community as well as people from organizations that would like to support community led property development.  

In my spare time I make collages and I write about food.

Alicia Erceg ~ Bunch Floral
12.2016
We aim to do things differently, use seasonal produce and reduce waste. Our creations are unconventional, unpretentious and striking in their simplicity. Events, weddings, flower subscriptions, terrariums or a one off flower order we have it covered. Created with passion from a combination of wild and locally grown flora, each bunch is a unique piece of floral art inspired by nature for any occasion. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand we work from a studio space at the Exchange Cafe, with a small stall in Ballantynes Department Store, providing the CBD with fresh simple flowers and plants, if you're around, pop in and say hello.

Kerri Bennett~ RAG: Repair, Alterations, Garments
02.2016
Fashion designer. Great smile! 

Sylvia Houston ~ RAG: Repair, Alterations, Garments
08.2015
Sylvia is a fashion designer who started the design label Craftwerk, now known as Think Fabric. She also does custom design for local theatre companies including Free Theatre. Visit Felt to view Sylvia's latest clothing.

Allen Carbon - 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

Mark Chirnside ~ 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!"

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Cora and Kay ~ Corazon Craft
01.2017
Jewellery design with Sterling Silver, Anodised Niobium, Jewellery Brass and Copper. Available from Form Gallery, The Jewellery Box Pop Up, and  XCHC in Christchurch, and The Poi Room in Auckland.
Also member and occasional Tutor at The Silversmiths Guild of Canterbury.

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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.

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Louise Landess
10.2016
Living gem of a human. Poet.

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Craig Jarvis ~ Harmonic Architecture
03.2016
To design real, ecological, regenerative and affordable residential dwellings, 
promoting materials, building systems & technics that are truly green.

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Eddie Brown~ Builder // Upskill guru
08.2017
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.
 

 
 

Past Residents

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Tess Carney
07.2016 - 04.2017
Photographer

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Paul Petch
05.2016 - 08.2017
Paul Petch Photography

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Lisa Tui
02.2016 - 08.2017
Lisa Tui Music

Photo by Ramona Gastle

Photo by Ramona Gastle

Janneth Gil
12.2017 - 06.2017
Photographer

Sharon Moreham
01.2017 - 05.2017
The Story Collective & The Cube

Brenda Knight
04.2017-05.2017
Become a Creative Giant

Sarah Chapman
10.2016 - 05.2017
Innocent Packaging.

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Heather Milne
10.2016 - 04.2017
Takahe Marketing & Design

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Amelia Pascoe
09.2016 - 02.2017
Jewelry Maker

Deb Robertson
11.2015 - 01.2017
Writer and Quilt maker

Liam Dangerfield
09.2015 - 10.2016
Painter

Louis Trerise
07.2016 - 10.2016
Photographer

Bex and Peter
07.2016 - 09.2016
Anteater

Veronika Hegedus-Gaspar
09.2016
Photographer

Alex Mann
11.2015 - 08.2016
Website designer

Kyungmi Kim
09.2016
Choreographer - ZeroGravity&Co

Shengd Will Sun
09.2015 - 10.2015
Artist - Maker Spotlight

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Jacqueline Jacky Morren
09.2016
Jewelry Maker

Eloise Pengelly
03.2016 - 5.2016
Painter

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Kimberlee Rose
07.2017
Painter & Tattoo Artist

Justin Leadbetter
11.2015 - 05.2016
Leadbetter Carr Architects

Adam Hutchinson
07.2015 - 05.2016
Geozone

Amanda Brooking
08.2015
Printmaker and Textile Artist
Maker Spotlight

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Dr. Zita Joyce
07.2015 -01.2016
Aotearoa Digital Arts

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Barnaby Bennett
06.2015-08.2015
Freerange Press & Te Pūtahi

Alex Parsons
05.2015-07.2015
Web Designer

Charles Hannah
04.2015 - 12.2015
Charles Hannah Art & Design

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Nick Sargent
04.2015 - 08.2015
Architectural Graduate

Tracy Smith
04.2015 - 01.2015
Miss Martini Corsets - Fashion Designer

Tatyanna Meharry
03.2015 - 12.2015
The Busy Finch - Ceramicist

Sebastian Beyrer
03.2015 - 04.2015
Video Creative

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Ira Mitchel
03.2015 - 04.2015
Painter

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Steve Brodie
03.2015
Film Maker - Low Tech Films

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Holly Ross
02.2015 - 05.2015
Artist

Adrienne Millwood
01.2015 - 02.2015
Visual Artist

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Gaby Montejo
11.2014
Artist - The Social

Erica Austin
09.2014 - 05.2015  
Studio Christchurch

Bridget McKendry & Carl Pavletich
08.2014 - 02.2015
Fab Lab

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Mark Chirnside
08.2014 - 02.2015
Chirny Coffee

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Adam Hayward
08.2014 - 02.2015
Body Festival

Dr Jessica Halliday
08.2014 - 10.2014
Festival of Transitional Architecture

Julian Vares
08.2014
Director and Cinematographer

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Jonathan Hall
08.2014
Greening the Rubble

Courtney Spargo
08.2014
Sculpture and Installation Artist