The Bureau for the Validation of Art

The Bureau for the Validation of Art

A Visit by the Officials from the Bureau for the Validation of Art is a performance art work that playfully mimics institutional and systemic power processes.

Permission Slip

Permission Slip

The WAAS can be called upon to write Permission Slips for anything you need permission for PROVISOS: We don’t issue permission for anything unethical or illegal.


Agony Arts

Drawing on the iconic model of the traditional Agony Aunt, we are inviting people to share their Agonies, whether related…

The Milky Way at the National Gallery London - Photo © Catherine Harder

The Milky Way

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.

NOT ON DISPLAY at the National Gallery London - A figure is hiding under a dark cloth by a window.


We are undertaking a self-directed residency at The National Gallery in London supported by an a-n bursary 2022. We began…