Our Spaces
Brighton Rd & Brooker Ave, Christchurch 8083
East x East
East x East is a major piece of Red Zone land that LiVS has on a licence from Land Information New Zealand. After a year-long pilot project in the same area, LiVS and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) signed a new contract to continue their partnership to create a space that provides some amenity and acts as a gathering space for the community. The aim is to fill the area with temporary art projects, local clubs and other events and activities. It’s meant as a temporary space to utilise the land and encourage community involvement whilst plans and preparation for future development are completed. The exciting community space has been named East x East, to reflect its location in the eastern suburb of Burwood at the eastern end of New Brighton Road. There are some small pots of seed-funding available to support project ideas and enable various types of activity. Those interested in developing a project for the space should get in contact with LiVS via the link below.
145 Hereford Street
Westpac Lane
Westpac Lane forms part of the laneways network threading across the city and connecting pedestrians to attractions such as the Central Bus Exchange, Cathedral Square, New Regent St and Tūranga (central library). Christchurch City Council are the main 'participant' having made the laneway accessible and commissioned several pieces to brighten it up; the neighbouring hoarding currently hosts a Grove of Intentions mural also supported by LiVS.
361 Tuam Street
Salt Lane Studio
LiVS has a partnership with Salt Lane Studio which is a co-working space designed for artists and makers. It is located close to the CBD and is a awesome option if you are getting started. Costs to access this space are negotiated on a case by case basis. Further details can be found at https://tcschch.com/about
165 Cashel St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
The Unimed Building
We broker this site with the landowners on a project by project basis. Get in touch with us to find out more. This space is currently hosting the Fiksate Art Gallery & Studios.
100 Peterborough St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013
The Old Convention Centre site
100 Peterborough St is a rough, but large vacant site on the northern edge of the CBD. It has housed a number of large projects since 2012. LiVS brokers this site mostly for small impact food or gardening projects. Get in touch for more information. Power and water is available on this site.
35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch
Hassals Lane
Formerly the site of Seven Oaks School and Ara's horticulture and vintners course, our Hassals Lane site is beautifully set amongst trees, orchards and birdsong. It hosts a number of prefabs buildings, a large workshop and stunning outdoor spaces. The local community is active in keeping the site tidy and a small artist community is slowly establishing.
91 Estuary Rd, New Brighton, Christchurch 8061
Common Ground
Once a line of local shops, this space has stood vacant for a number of years. Managed by Sustain South Brighton, The Common Ground is now a thriving community space. Check out Common Ground on facebook for event details and contact them for use of the space.
2 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013
The Arts Centre
LiVS licenced a space in the Arts Centre for nearly two years. The studio space located in the beautifully restored Old Boys' High building in the Christchurch Arts Centre was home to Bunch Floral & Rekindle. Rekindle have now taken on a permanent lease for this space (#winning!) and we now work with the Arts Centre on a project by project basis - get in touch if this could be you!
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