Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Health Lawler owns Splinter Dungeon, a social club and education centre for Melbourne’s BDSM and kink community. Tucked away in Melbourne’s inner north, Splinter is a place for people to fulfill their fantasies in a safe and accepting environment. 

In this video, Samantha Lock talks to Mr Lawler about Splinter’s role as a refuge for fetishists.