Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

Do you know the lyrics to the song Lost in Music? “Lost in music, caught in trap, no turning back.” Well, it is the opposite of that for Sebastian. Music is the only true home he has. Hailing from Cali in Colombia, he has been living in Sydney now for seven months....
Faces of Addi Road: Paul

Faces of Addi Road: Paul

‘Ten minutes?! Can we make it five?” For such a languid seeming guy, Paul is sure not keen on wasting any time. He apologises and says they’ve just got their ticket to go shopping at Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville. Social distancing and health regs means the...
Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

In the middle of taking Kevin’s photo, I step backwards and trip over a dog bowl filled with water. I say “Jesus!” Kevin laughs and says, “See, you’re on the right track already.” Kevin is in the Salvos. He does what he says is called “their hotel ministry”. “All the...
Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

The heart is a bloomShoots up through the stony ground ‘Beautiful Day’ – U2   It’s a beautiful day. The very first day of spring. Opening day for Addi Road Food Pantry Camperdown. Jamie Parker, the Greens State Member for Balmain has come down to...
Faces of Addi Road: Gaylene

Faces of Addi Road: Gaylene

Gaylene is standing outside the Addi Road Food Pantry Camperdown organising a small group of prospective shoppers on opening day. They watch the speeches, the ribbon cutting, enjoy a free pink-iced donut. All of them have their own hand-sewn masks on. Gaylene’s face...
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