A visual artist since 1982, Hamm is a possum skin cloak maker, printmaker, sculptor, weaver and painter. She was born in Melbourne and grew up at Yarrowonga near her ancestral lands on the Murray River Victoria, but was disconnected from her mother and culture.

Hamm nevertheless maintained strong connections to her environment and heritage and since meeting her birth mother in Sydney in 1992 has begun incorporating images of Yorta Yorta stones into her work. Her work discusses issues of identity, assimilation and connection to land and community.

As Hamm stated in an interview, "As a Yorta Yorta artist I focus on the reclamation, revitalisation and regeneration of South East Australian art (Yorta Yorta in particular) and that of the stories connecting me to my culture and heritage as an expression of who I am within my community. Other influences relate to the environmental stories of the Murray River (Dhungala) and the Barmah Forest not only as artworks but for education as well." Hamm's work is held in a number of international, state and university collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, Koorie Heritage Trust, Print Council of Australia, the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan and the Queensland University of Technology.

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