The WAAS are conducting ongoing intermittent research at the National Gallery, pursuing our interests in matresecence, pageantry, the unseen and invisible forces and activities in the space.
We are undertaking a self-directed residency at The National Gallery in London supported by an a-n bursary 2022. We began…
In August 2021, The WAAS were commissioned by an AHRC funded consortium of Manchester Metropolitan University, Social Art Network and Axis for Social Art for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SAFEDI). We devised a game-activity for National Gallery visitors to play – with a board, stickers and a map of the paintings featuring breastfeeding around the Gallery.
The Baby Makers, a series of creative workshops for women in pregnancy, presented in collaboration with community midwives. Focussing on the power of making and crafting having a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing, the sessions create an intimate space where a group of women and midwives come together to make something. In doing so they form a community that supports them through the coming changes in their life.