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.
However, Fylde Borough Council, who are now working towards accreditation of the Collection, which remains housed in specialised storage in the Town Hall, St Annes, do not intend to utilise the Gallery for future exhibitions.
Booths, however, remain committed to using the gallery to support and champion local art. It will now be run on a commercial basis and helping to co-ordinate this will be Richard Marshall, a local artist, whose input was invaluable to the success of the Tagging the Treasures Project.
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, hung there on long term loan between 2007 and 2019 but has now been returned to the Town Hall.
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 meant that as well as displays of the Collection, local art societies, community groups and individuals were able 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 to the Sea
30 July – 30 October 2009
8 December 2009 – 3 February 2010
Acid, Wood & Silk
3 June – 27 July 2010
The 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
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
WATCH THIS VIDEO
Stanley Warburton has two watercolours in the Collection, The Long Causeway looking back to Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.
The following is a video of his 2012 Exhibition:
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