Good for Nothing - November

November 16th, 2019 08:30 → November 16th, 2019 17:00

Today - 374 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
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Inviting all Melbourne-based doers, makers and creators to roll up their sleeves up and get stuck into live creative challenges in the areas of UX design, brand awareness, and digital marketing - briefs that can be tackled all in one day.

Places are limited to 50 (and they do fill fast), so we're inviting applications from graphic/UX designers, brand strategists, comms planners, copywriters, bloggers, service designers, front-end developers, business experts, and more. Not sure how you can help? Hit us up at [email protected]

There'll be snacks, lunch, and drinks afterwards, plus music, lots of tea and coffee and the opportunity to meet a great bunch of people!

Been 'n' gone

This gig's over but check out the calendar for the next one.

Brief #1: Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a leading non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.


To provide accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.

Why they exist:

Youth mental health is a major problem and the incidence of mental illness continues to rise. 1 in 4 secondary students and 1 in 7 primary school students experience a mental illness and 75% of all mental illness has its onset before the age of 24.

Smiling Mind has a goal to reach 5M Young People by 2021

Project Outline:

Smiling Mind want to use the GFN crew to help them conceive and execute a campaign built around a ‘National Day of Mindfulness’ that will focus the nations minds on the challenges of mental illness and what they can do, specifically for young people.

To execute this vision we will need:

  • creative, conceptual thinkers
  • copy writers
  • art directors
  • designers
  • strategists (comms / social / digital)
  • PR

Brief #2: Collingwood Arts Precincts

Contemporary Arts Precincts (CAP) is a not-for-profit social enterprise established to deliver vibrant, cross-disciplinary creative precincts that provide spaces and support for small-to-medium creative organisations and individuals. Front and centre at CAP's flagship project on the site of the old Collingwood Tech is the much beloved Keith Haring mural, attracting thousands of visitors a year - and many more as it features in the upcoming NGV summer exhibition, Crossing Lines. However, the mural is often vandalised and is in need of repair. There's a community perception that the Heritage-listed mural is cleaned and restored at no cost to the not-for-profit arts organisation that holds the deed to the site, however it is a great cost to CAP and takes away significant funds from other important community initiatives and projects.


The Keith Haring Mural is dearly beloved by diverse communities. Local residents, arts lovers from across the world, Haring fans, residents of the nearby public housing commission and Victorians of all walks of life have an awareness and appreciation of this piece of cultural history. It truly is a community-owned asset. The brief is two-fold:

  1. We need to raise awareness amongst the community that see the mural as a target that the mural's restoration comes at the expense of their fellow artists (not from unlimited corporate or Government funds) in an effort to rally their support, and;

  2. A pledge campaign in support of the mural's restoration, interpretation and upkeep via micro donations

Thank you to our Friends

  • COS
  • Messina
  • Today
  • Vinomofo
  • Emma & Tom's
  • Grill'd

Who was there?

  • Nashi
  • Chelsea Wei
  • Ivan Chu
  • Mei
  • Adrian Selley
  • Alexander Lukic
  • Stefano Perfili
  • Diana
  • kieran
  • Thomas Zöldhelyi
  • Tung Van Truong
  • Dan Debuf
  • Miranda Bozic
  • Alyas Mawani
  • Jonathan Stiglec
  • Farida
  • Kim Fernandes
  • Alexander Dance
  • Beata
  • Jonathan Broome
  • Gil Fewster
  • Buzzby Gray
  • Song L
  • Christie
  • Kim Reese
  • Marissa
  • Anna
  • Nicola
  • Dan Michael Jones
  • Justin Ong
  • Cecillia Ma
  • Rebecca
  • Troy
  • Andriana
  • Leah
  • Tamara Caddy
  • Sophie Li
  • Aditi Pimprikar
  • Anne Hasegawa
  • Jamie Dawson
  • Olivia Gregory
  • Daniela Stoyanova
  • Beth
  • Ky Snyder
  • Vicki Smith
  • Sara
  • Connor Forsyth
  • Prue Barrett
  • Sanna
  • Molly Stutchbury
  • Marion
  • Damien Hashemi
  • Chris Buchanan
  • Aleesha Callahan
  • Helena
  • Hania
  • attif
  • Louise
  • Tushara Rose
  • Clara
  • Alexandra Nel
  • Sarah Crooke
  • Steph Little
  • reevesy
  • Brigitte Dagg