D-LUX Festival of Light brings warmth, light and curiosity into Dumfries town centre at the darkest time of the year, where artists explore new ways of illuminating the darkness.


D-LUX Whats On

Tending the Light – Concursum

Tuesday 24th to Saturday the 28th
The Bakers Oven. Next to Midsteeple, Dumfries
10am – 4pm

Concursum is an association of three alternative photography practitioners and artists, Laura Rhiannon Peters, Andrew Billington and Patrick Ballanger. They specialise in a demanding and often temperamental 19th century process called Wet Plate Collodion. This requires the pictures to be developed there and then and is used to make unique image objects called tintypes. Concursum will be based at the Bakers oven from Tuesday 24th of January and the pictures they take will start to appear in the windows of the town centre soon after that. Come along and have your portrait taken!

Delight – Kate Drummond and Hannah Fox

Sun 22nd January at the Big Burns Procession & Sat 28th January
Queensbury Square, Dumfries. After dark

Delight is a two-woman participatory performance and installation set within a converted vintage ice cream van. An enchanting spectacle, Delight invites participation on an intimate level – but can be appreciated equally from afar. The piece is made for family audiences, and plays to groups of 20-25 every 15 minutes throughout the evening

Eternal Silence – Jamie Clements and Nick Millar

Monday 23rd Jan – Saturday 28th Jan
The Stove,  100 High Street, Dumfries

In a complex digital age where communication is constant and insistent, how do you respond to a digital form that is all but unreadable? Eternal Silence  invites you to send a final message via a beacon flashing morse code to the night sky. All messages are deleted once sent.

Midnight Streetlight Smalltown Rain – Colin Tennant & Martin Joseph O’Neill

Tuesday 24th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January
Behind the Stove building at 100 High Street, Dumfries
6pm until 10pm

An interactive installation combining poetry, projection and film

Angels – Jo Hodges

27th & 28th January
Town Centre

Look out for the appearance of angels around the town centre…..

In collaboration with the Youth Enquiry Service, Dumfries

Dead Set – Blueprint100

Tuesday 24th January
The Stove. 100 High Street, Dumfries

In association with Blueprint100, the evening will feature performances from local musicians as well as a discussion from Dr Sandy Whitelaw from the world leading ‘End of Life Studies’ department of Glasgow University based in Dumfries.