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Award-winning printmaker Mark Graver has four tips for any artist wanting to kickstart their practice.

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Think about your work if you want to grow, says Mark Graver; image supplied.

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The Big Idea | Te Aria Nui is New Zealand’s online hub for creative people. Our aim is to support talented, innovative individuals and organisations, back the creative industries and advocate for creativity as an essential ingredient in the cultural and economic wealth of New Zealand.

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