Exchange Christchurch (XCHC)

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC)

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC)
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Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Welcome to XCHC. Our industrial arts space hosts 10-15 artist in residents, a showcase space, studios, live-in residencies, and many creative events. XCHC was born post-earthquake context to give creative people a place to connect, produce, experiment, and share creative work. Come for a coffee, meet some local artists, bring your own art/craft supplies. As a workspace and event space, our hours change daily, so just drop in or get in touch if you'd like to visit; we're happy to show everyone around this hidden gem and tell you its story.. our story.
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Jordan M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
The maid service was exquisite but I think they stole my ice cream… Also the floor vibrates a lot…..
Written 27 October 2021
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F J S
Christchurch, New Zealand29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
There is no other place that offers this creative cross over. Cafe, art space, work space,living, food, shop, hang out, cool inspiring people. A place where you feel at home the moment you walk in . Check it out!
Written 13 April 2020
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Kathy Peters
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The best place to hang out with and meet amazing artsy people. Everyone is welcome here and free to bring their art. Great coffee, too. Don't miss out on this experience.
Written 13 December 2019
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Maraed
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The Xchc is a great place to go if you are new to the city and want to find creative's, entrepreneurs, and genuinely friendly people to socialize or network with. There are nice big tables to work on art projects or have meetings, the food is so good + vegan friendly (bonus!) I have made some close friendships at the events they have hosted. I like the care that they take to consider both introverts and extroverts, and how they nurture emerging artists with how messy and imperfect growth/creativity can be!
Written 9 December 2019
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Aancod Z
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This place and what it has become is exactly what alot of leaders of creative communities aspire to achieve.
I was thoroughly inspired by what many of us think is difficult yet XCHC is proof that it is possible.
See if you have the opportunity to have a chat with Preston, one of the main leaders of this space. There will be insight and inspiration to be shared.
Would'nt have expected it but this was one of the most inspiring memories of my trip to New Zealand. Make sure to check it out !
Written 7 December 2019
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Fuentes_Nata
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is an amazing place where food and coffee are amazing and you can appreciate residents artist work or you can bring your art supplies and make some art right there! so inspiring! :)
Written 19 November 2019
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Ruby M
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Delicious coffee always, tasty egg sandwiches and amazing pastries that are like eating slippers they are so luxurious. Really great space to spend time in general too, as there is always different events and art exhibitions on the go. Check out their blackboard calendar when you visit- it is always updated with new interesting things to get in on.
I use the space for a great place to catch up for business meetings too- it is an inspiring and exciting headspace to be.
I also recently spent time there working on a craft project for a festival I am involved in, this is an amazing community space to get involved with! Christchurch is very lucky to have the multi layered energy and heart that XCHC gives us :)
Written 16 October 2019
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Gill
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
XCHC is a fantastic place to go & welcoming to everyone. Great coffee & food, different events & exhibitions happening every week!!!The best part for creatives is a free space to create! During the day the whole cafe area is available for you to come bring your gear, grab a table & do your thing. It’s so supportive of the ARTS & the hireable creative studios are also worth a look & chat to the Resident artists. Don’t miss a visit here.
Written 6 October 2019
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thgloffe
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Exchange is a brilliant space to go for a coffee and do some sketching, surrounded by artist studios and good vibes. The events are awesome too - would highly recommend checking it out
Written 9 August 2019
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Pete v
Christchurch, New Zealand105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
An interesting place for a lite bite coffee and chat . This place supports a number of interesting social groups . It shares. I mixed work space for creative types of individuals. They stage exhibitions from various artists during times of the year .
Written 13 April 2019
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