Hamlet Cafe are tackling Tasmanian unemployment by offering volunteer training services within their cafe – building skills and confidence in the hospitality industry and creating job-ready participants. They are community focused and believe everyone deserves a chance to live a meaningful life within their community. With my five years of experience working with them, I can attest to the positive transformation they have brought to the community. Hamlet has built a reputation for itself and continues to be a strong force by creating meaningful changes and opportunities for individuals.
Most recently, I designed a collection of labels for their condiment range, including a lid label/tamper label revealing the faces of various participants within Hamlet. The main front labels feature a soft leafy illustration as well as quotes from the wonderful participants of Hamlet (leading readers to full stories on the website).
The condiment range sits as a subtle wave of colour on the shelves, with the wide range of colours displayed across the lids.
The Understorey recognises the Palawa/Pakana Peoples of Lutruwita as the traditional custodians of the land and sea in which we live, work and explore. The Understorey respects Elders past and present, and extends that respect to all First Nation people who continued the tradition of art-making for thousands of generations.
The Understorey is committed to continuously learning and deeply valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and culture.