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05-12-2012 : TURNER PRIZE 2012

Elizabeth Price has won first prize in this years Turner Prize award.

Price, the former 1980s pop musician in the indie band Talulah Gosh, won for her video trilogy.

Her winning piece 'The Woolworths Choir of 1979' is three part video that focuses first on the make up and history of churches, before moving on to footage of the 1960s band the Shangri Las then ending with news footage covering the 1979 fire in a Manchester Woolworths that killed 10 people.

The announcement was made at the Tate Britain in London and transmitted live on Channel 4, where actor Jude Law had the honour of reading out the result.

The other nominees were performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd, video artist Luke Fowler and Paul Noble, a visual artist.

If you love works of art then believe it or not many can be found beside our canals and waterways.

If you book a Canal Boat Holiday from Alvechurch Marina you can cruise the Coventry Canal and follow the amazing art trail.

Coventry has a five and a half mile long outdoor art gallery which runs alongside the canal making it Britains longest waterside art gallery.

Sixth form students from King Edwards College, Hansworth have joined forces with British Waterways and HSBC to brighten up the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal in central Birmingham.

A lock side wall has been transformed by the students with a mural that they have designed and painted onto the unusual canvas.

There are a host of art galleries to visit in Britain and a Canal Boat Holiday gives you and your family an opportunity to visit them.

Places you would not normally visit are to be discovered on a Canal Boat Holiday so take time and enjoy some of Britains art galleries.

London is home to many galleries including The Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Saatchi Gallery, The Hay.

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