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Canal Boat Holiday guests who love sculptures and works of art will be interested to learn that a record amount has been realised for Barbara Hepworth sculpture.

The work created by famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth more than 50 years ago has sold at auction for over two million pounds.

Barbara Hepworth moved to St Ives with her husband Ben Nicholson in 1939,in 1964 she delivered her largest ever sculpture, Single Form, to the United Nations.

Following her death in 1975, her studio was transformed into the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

Tourists taking a Canal Boat Holiday may find it hard to believe that many works of art 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 Britain's longest waterside art gallery.

Sixth form students from King Edwards College, Hansworth have joined forces with 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.

A mermaid sculpture, one of a series being installed around the world, is being unveiled alongside the Thames.

The bronze, two metre-high 'Ama of the Thames' will stand on the Red Lion Lawn next to Henley Bridge in Oxfordshire.

The sculptor, Amaryllis Bataille, has been sponsored to produce sculptures for 20 waterside locations.

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