Viewing The Collection
Although the Fylde Gallery at Booths, Haven Road, Lytham was home to themed exhibitions between July 2007 and August 2019, proving to be both an attractive and successful venue, change is in the air!
Fylde Borough Council are now working towards accreditation of the Collection where it is currently housed in the Town Hall, St Annes. Although this project is underway it is not possible at the present time to provide details of when the public will be able to gain access to view the artworks but we look forward to providing details as soon as they become available.
In the meantime please continue to enjoy looking at the online catalogue and following us on Facebook: Friends of the Lytham St Annes Art Collection, where individual paintings and relevant details are uploaded regularly.
The First Exhibition
Herd Lassie, the first picture to be donated to the Collection by John Booth in 1925, hangs there proudly on long term loan.
The very first exhibition in the Gallery was of paintings by Richard Ansdell RA.
See list below of all the Exhibitions which have been staged in the Gallery containing items from the Collection.
Serving The Community
Booths, Fylde Borough Council and the Friends of Lytham St Annes Art Collection were anxious that this Gallery should be non-profit making and should serve the community.
This has meant that as well as displays of the Collection, local art societies and community groups have continued to display their work on a regular basis.
2007 – 2011 Exhibitions
Opening Exhibition, The Art of Richard Ansdell
July 2007 – May 2008
Life & Leisure
15 October 2008 – 29 March 2009
A View of the Sea
30 July – 30 October 2009
8 December 2009 – 3 February 2010
Acid, Wood & Silk
3 June – 27 July 2010
1 December 2010 – 1 February 2011
Richard Ansdell Revisited
10 June – 30 July 2011
2012 – 2016 Exhibitions
The Treasures of the LSA Art Collection
31 May – 25 July 2012
A Right to Play
13 December 2012 – 27 January 2013
Images of Summer
29 August – 9 October 2013
Tagging the Treasures, The Story so Far
8 April – 24 April 2014
The Art of Travel
4 September – 31 October 2014
The Art of Giving
30 May – 30 July 2015
8 September – 13 November 2016
2017 – 2019 Exhibitions
LSA Art Collection ‘Turner and the Picturesque’
Thu 22 June – Sun 6 August 2017
Food for Thought: The Art of Richard Ansdell in a Culinary Context
21 May – 2 July 2018
Pride & Pedigree LSA Art Collection
8 March – 22 April 2019
Coast – Collections exhibition
24 June – 9 August 2019
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