Nic Acaster



Nic Acaster Artist
All recent work has been made from the timbers and metals taken from a 30ft Hastings and Rye fishing boat, ''Rosie Haze,'' RX320, (image above, as a working vessel on Hastings beach) which Nic bought and decommissioned in 2016.
This art project has taken on many forms to include, a site specific 40ft sculpture of a Blue Whale,(image above) exhibited at Waveney Valley Sculpture trail in 2018.
Rye Oystercatcher,(image above) exhibited at the 2020 finalist.
Nic is presently working on a collection of sea birds made from these timbers to cast out of the bronze propeller shaft and fixings from 'RX320'. She will be sand casting some work at the Harling foundry in Hastings and researching other materials such as recycled ocean waste.
Nic's practice has always been driven by sustainable ethics and a natural affinity with repurposing wooden structures, especially boats. Her Father was a boat builder and the materials, structures and precision of his craft runs through and directs her as an artist.
In 1994-2015 whilst living in Brighton Nic became interested in collecting driftwood and found objects. It soon developed into a business and she leased a disused fisherman’s arch on Brighton seafront and started her own studio/gallery. Here she became a founder member of the Brighton Artist Quarter. During this time, she worked with and influenced the development of Brighton’s Wood Re-cycling Centre and from 2001 exhibited through open houses during the Brighton festival..

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Artwave Art Festival

September 5th - 20th 2020.

Being part of Artwave this year has been a great opportunity for me to connect with the wider community and once again engage with other artist and customers. I welcome you to my studio at Willets farm, which is connected to Farley house the home of Lee Miller (WW2 photographer and Vogue model). The Farley house, gallery and sculpture garden are now open, book online to visit and I highly recommend the experience.

All work for sale at my studio has been made from a Hastings and Rye fishing boat called ''Rosie Haze RX320'' repurposing the wooden planking, copper nails, bronze and oak ribs into relief Sculptures of sea birds to include, Herring gulls, Oystercatchers, Cormorants and an outside installation of crabs.
Also available are, a collection of framed working drawings, a booklet out lining this art project and postcards of some recent work. I look forward to meeting with you and will be glad to answer any questions about my present and future art projects.

Please be mindful when visiting and parking your car or bike that the entrance track is used by farm machinery.


Art Project, exhibited 2017-2018, Southwold Harbour and Ravingham sculpture trail, Suffolk.

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'Boat & Bones' is the Folding Whale Project, entering a skeletal phase where Rosie Haze RX320 becomes 'Boats and Bones'.

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'Oyster One' 2016-2017, art project to repurpose a derelict wooden boat into various white crabs.

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  • United Kingdom
  • Studio 13-14, Willetts Farm, Muddles Green, BN86HU