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The International Watercolour Biennial Castra 2015 is organised by the Northern Primorska Fine Artists Association (DLUSP) in collaboration with the Union of Slovene Fine Arts Associations, and two galleries, namely the Lokarjeva galerija and the Pilonova galerija in the town of Ajdovščina.

The purpose of our International Watercolour Biennial Castra is to increase the interest of the spectators – art enthusiasts – and of the artists for this noble art technique, which is experiencing in this decade all over the world a boom once again, enriched by many innovations in the technological, aesthetic and thematic term – sphere – domain.

Together with artists, curators and tourist institutions we want to place the Vipava Valley on the map of interesting cultural, natural and tourist destinations.

WHY CASTRA

The Latin word castra, with its singular castrum, was used by the ancient Romans to mean buildings or plots of land reserved to or constructed for use as a military defensive position. The Romans fortified military camp, which was included in the defense system of the eastern borders of the Roman Empire, began to build around the year 270. City Ajdovščina (Slovenia) has for centuries developed exclusively inside it.

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