Former Talulah Gosh singer wins The Turner Prize

Twee pop musician Elizabeth Price won the art prize yesterday in London

Elizabeth Price, former singer with 1980s indie band Talulah Gosh, has won The Turner Prize.

Price scooped the prestigious art world prize last night (December 3) at a ceremony in London.

Click above to listen to Talulah Gosh’s 1986 single ‘Beatnik Boy’.


Twee-poppers Talulah Gosh formed in Oxford in 1986 and split in 1988. Their name came from an NME headline about Altered Images frontwoman Clare Grogan.

Actor Jude Law gave Price the £25,000 prize for her 20 minute ‘immersive’ video piece, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, reports the Guardian.

Price’s piece incorporated the song ‘Out in the Streets’ by the Shangri-Las and used archive footage of a deadly 1979 fire which killed 10 people. The piece was part of a trilogy of films.

Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis, who chaired this year’s Turner Prize jury, said Price won because of the “seductive and immersive qualities” of her work.


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