Welcome 2021

Welcome to Sanctuary, a unique site-specific art
laboratory in the stunning landscape of the

Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park 

SPOOR : verb 
To follow the track or scent of (an animal or person)

25th & 26th September 2021

Sat 25th Sept 2 – 9pm
Sun 26th Sept 2 – 5pm

Nr Newton Stewart

We invite you to discover adventurous artworks that uncover layers of place through participatory investigations, performance and sound. SPOOR focusses on exploring the site to discover artworks that are dispersed, camouflaged and need to be tracked and uncovered.  

This year Sanctuary is a day/early evening event.
Facilities will be minimal so please bring everything
you need to keep warm, dry, fed and watered.

If you wish to camp please see the ‘camping’ link below.


The Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park is a specially designated area that is low in light pollution and Sanctuary takes place within the park. Remote, beautiful and mostly ‘electronically dark’, the event encourages people to consider the environment and the absence of pervasive contemporary technologies and creates a space to explore what is possible by being present in an unconnected place.

Sanctuary 2021 features:
The Dark Outside FM + Interactive artworks and Installations + Workshops + talks

Families welcome


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