Welcome Back Home is the work I created for Seed Gallery 16th annual exhibition.

It's a collection of acrylic paintings on wood that represent my strong connection with my homeland Sardegna.

The exhibition included 30 artists and 300 artworks priced at $120 each.
$12 from each piece sold will go to KidsCanNZ
"Melis’ Welcome Back Home series represents the joy of returning home after a long time away. Like many people, the pandemic has prevented Melis from going home over the past two years. The ten little, empty wooden pieces immediately reminded her of her home in Sardinia, and of all the things she would like to see and do on her return: eat fresh lemons from her backyard, visit the family chickens for some fresh eggs and enjoy her mother’s beautiful garden."
Every year since 2006, Seed has invited a large group of artists to work with a specified template, with past projects including wooden balls, bowls, boxes, and stars. This year, Seed has given 30 artists 10 custom-cut plywood shapes each and the latitude to create whatever they wish. The resulting exhibition of 300 unique artworks will celebrate the imagination and ingenuity of our community of artists. Works are accessibly priced at $120 each and the event will provide a fun opportunity for new and experienced collectors alike.
$12 from each piece sold will go to Seed Gallery’s ongoing charity partner, KidsCan. Through practical means, KidsCan helps disadvantaged Kiwi kids to engage in their education and reach their full potential.
Featuring Rick Allender, Stafford Allpress, Alice Alva, Kate Banazi, Helen Bankers, Tracey Black, Susan Christie, Lissy Cole, Tabatha Forbes, Alex Fulton, Nuala Gregory, Belinda Griffiths, Sophie Holt, Evie Kemp, Wei Lun Ha, Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie, Maria Francesca Melis, Naomi Nakama, Ainsley O'Connell, Colleen Pugh, Mark Rayner, Peter Rive, Kylie Rusk, Raymond Sagapolutele, Annie Sandano, Holly Shepheard, Tevita (Hyun Do) Sung, Rebecca Thomson, Janna van Hasselt and Sarah Williams.

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