Kids Can Make and Learn at Home with Blue poles

Ready, set, go! Families can have fun making and talking about art at home inspired by Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles. Kick-start art appreciation and making with your little one from the comfort of your own home.


Smart phone or tablet
Your favourite music
Your body

Be inspired by your everyday movements to create and perform a dance to your favourite song. Start by brainstorming some movements and actions you perform each day. Think of your daily routine. What movements do you make to brush your teeth? How do you put your shoes on? What about when you play? Try out each of these movements and select your top five. Listen to your favourite song and make up a dance that uses them. Film your dance and share it with friends and family or on social media with the tags #NationalGalleryAus and #NationalGalleryKids.


With very young children (under 3): Choreograph the dance to a small part of a song such as the chorus. Think about activities you do as a family.

With older children (over 5): Teach the dance to a friend or family member. You could use a video-conferencing app to connect with someone living away from you. Film everyone dancing together.


The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and country.