Let’s get physical: a lockdown survival guide

 

Lord Frederic Leighton An athlete wrestling with a python 1888–1891. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of John Schaeffer AO 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

 

No python at home? A vacuum cleaner hose should suffice.

Tracey Moffatt Guapa (Goodlooking) 9 1995. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1996. © Tracey Moffatt. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

 

Get yourself some wheels. Not recommended for those over 25 or with expensive dental work.

Ronnie van Hout Handwalk 2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Friends of New Zealand Art 2016. © Ronnie van Hout

Strengthen those digits for heavy TV remote use.

Unknown Herbert Flugelman with euphonium underwater for ‘Euphonium Maslin Beach’ 1974 1974. National Art Archive | Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist’s family 2014. © Herbert Flugelman. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Go for a swim with your euphonium

Harold Cazneaux Grecian dance 1924. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the Cazneaux family 1975

 

Salute the sun, eurythmic style (socially distant please, and no more than two eurythmicists).

Gerald E Jones Shadow dancers 1927. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the Cazneaux family 1977

 

Get down and boogie! I hate to say it, but really, you can dance like no one’s watching, because no one is (except maybe the goldfish, who won’t remember anyway).

Ay-O Stone, scissors, paper 1971. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by Yasuko Myer 1986. © AY-O

 

Good for hand-eye coordination and upper-deltoid sculpting. You needn’t leave the couch for this one.

William Yang Cream Cake, Germany 2002. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors’ Program 2003. © William Yang

 

Reward yourself for all that hard work. You deserve it.