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.

The Herd Lassie painting by Richard Ansdell

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

Seasonal Selection
8 December 2009 – 3 February 2010

Acid, Wood & Silk
3 June – 27 July 2010

Two Walters
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

Liverpool Influences
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

The Vision of Catherine of Aragon by Henry Fuseli

The collection

Discover how the Collection began

Conserving artwork - removal of surface dirt


Conserving & protecting artworks

Tagging The Treasures - In The Highlands by Richard Ansdell

Tagging The Treasures

Cataloguing of the artwork

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