A resident walks down the Gatwick's ground floor hallway
Aaron's light has been stolen. He doesn't bother to replace it as his door has been kicked in and the lock is broken. When the sun sets, Aaron lies in darkness.
"This is me. Its what i'd rather be. Its what I wish I could be like normally." Aaron, 26. Ink, graphite, charcoal and paper 06/10/16
Suffering from schizophrenia and methamphetamine addiction, Ducky's behaviour is often erratic. When he becomes too agitated, the only way to calm him down is to yell assertively, "Ducky shut up and put up!"
Around 85% of the residents have lived at the Gatwick for more than 5 years and many now regard it as ‘home’.
Since taking this photo, Dave (on left) has now been arrested and charged with multiple offences relating to methamphetamine trafficking and possession
Letter sent to Henny by his two daughters while he was in prison.
Excerpt from The Invisible Man, Marvel Comics, 1973. p 28.
Having bailed out the suspect just last week, Senior Sergeant Dempsey expresses his disappointment that she has again been arrested for multiple burglary offences.
Diamonde cut his wrists open with a key. He got out of hospital a few weeks ago.
"We bleed. We just bleed our pain. See the cuts stop, but we still bleed. Its unbearable. And our hands are twisted and their broken, like the brokenness of our lives." Diamonde, 53. Ink and paper, 06/10/16
Diamonde's bed sheets
Poem written by Gatwick resident. Name withheld on author request.
Duncan's bedroom floor
After Dave's wife got custody of his five children and he lost his farm in Rye, Dave turned to the Gatwick for shelter.
"Prostitution started at 11. We were abused and violated as a form of discipline. I was in the Blue Mountains."