This Saturday is the first public programme event of the PIMPI Winter Series – a night of speed networking! To mark the occasion and honour the first exhibition, Hello, my name is Vinesh, exhibiting artist Vinesh Kumaran is giving away a customised portraiture session for one lucky networker! 

This inaugural event will loosely use the format of speed networking. It responds to a need for more spaces and opportunities for Pacific artists working entrepreneurially to meet, share and inspire each other to build a community of Pacific creative entrepreneurial practice.

Those in attendance at Hello, my name is: Speed Networking Night can drop their business card in the tanoa to go into the draw to win the opportunity to develop and shoot a special customised portrait with Vinesh free of charge, and example of which can be seen above. Vinesh made this portrait of Tu’itupou Aniseko at his home in Ellerslie; for more examples of Vinesh’s portraiture work, check out

WHAT: Hello, my name is: Speed Networking Night
WHEN: 6pm, Saturday 1 July 2017
WHERE: Lime Espresso Bar & Eatery, 507 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu, South Auckland

This event is part of the PIMPI Winter Series, produced with support from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.