Reduce workplace stress by escaping the office through art

New research shows that art in the workplace improves mental fatigue, suggesting a valuable commercial opportunity for artists.

New research shows that viewing a landscape painting for brief periods – one to five minutes – can cut stress and fatigue levels in the workplace by up to 40%

University of South Australia PhD candidate Bridgette Minuzzo has been studying the impact of landscape paintings on office workers and students in windowless spaces. 

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina