About the Hub

We design experiences and events that help people think, talk and mobilise their futures.

Relative Creative Community Hub at beautiful Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is a space of co-evolving creative activities where all ages can explore playing, making, thinking and designing ideas, experiences and events that mobilise responsible and sustainable futures. A space for both global participatory research, design, social innovation and cultural activity and for the local creative community to contribute to the wider growth of the Gold Coast Arts and Cultural sector. Four mutually reinforcing and co-evolving activities grow holistically at the space through critical academic design research and design practice, design learning, play and transformative reflective experience: Relative Creative Strategic Design Studio; Rebel Design School; Rebel Co-Work & Play; Hub Space Hire.

Position Statement

Responsibility: We are serious about social responsibility, sustainability, social justice and equity and our creative community hub is activated under these contexts; as relative.

Respect: We are caretakers of a creative community hub that treats everyone with ethical respect and care, like family; a relative.

Reciprocity: We believe in a creative community hub that fosters designing where young people, non-ʻdesignersʼ, experts and plural worldviews interact and learn from one another; we are all relative.

Relationality: We embrace relational complexity because we live in a complex world and designing sustainable futures is a complex responsibility, we maintain a creative community hub that encourages the same; everything is relative.

Relative Creative Community Hub Framework


Relative Creative is a Propriety Limited company run by co-directors Tristan Schultz and Bec Barnett. Relative Creative was founded in 2009 by Tristan Schultz and is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Co-directors Tristan Schultz and Bec Barnett have experience teaching and designing products, services, workshops and events for adults and children alike. Their combined experience and proven ability to successfully manage complex projects are reflections of their core organisational competencies.