10 Reasons You Should Include Visiting Art Galleries on your Travel Itinerary

10 Reasons You Should Include Visiting Art Galleries on your Travel Itinerary
Some people may define an art gallery as a "huge shed of everybody’s expensive bits and pieces." 
They might be right on some point. 

However, do you know that there is a study that explains how visiting art museums and galleries can help you reduce stress, combat loneliness, and make life more meaningful? 

Understand that not everyone will think visiting an art gallery is a great idea, but trust me I learned a thing or two, thanks to the trustworthy mentors I’ve met over the years.

Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland





Here are some of the few benefits that you can get when visiting art galleries 

1. Spending 30-minutes or so will help you reduce stress and anxiety. This place draws minimal crowd and noise compared to spending time in the shopping malls.

2. Getting you immersed with the art will help you understand the local culture and its people, the way they see and interpret things and life.

3. Visiting galleries also helps to increase your EQ (emotional quotient) and will improve your empathy skills.

4. Helps to improve your mental health, reduce loneliness, develop cognitive reserve, and reduce risk-taking behaviors.

5. Helps to have a longer and happier life

6. It is also a great way to support the artists and spread awareness of their works.

7. Art galleries and museums offer a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people that share your love of art & culture. It is also a great chance to meet your new social circles with new acquaintances and potential long-term friendships.

8. Visiting museums can definitely help fuel your discussions at social gatherings. Whether it’s a new exhibit or a fascinating speaker, museums offer a variety of subjects to talk about, many of which transcend cultural boundaries.

9. If you are more interested in the anthropological aspect of the gallery, you can observe the people come and go, the staff on how they manage the whole area, or learn the business side aspect of managing the gallery.

10. Art galleries and museums also offer a chance to get some inspiration for your psyche.


Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland

Allow me to share with you my experience during our visit to the Cairns Art Gallery.

This exhibition presents a selection of Indigenous works commissioned by the Gallery for a major exhibition entitled RITUAL – the past in the present.





Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland

The major exhibition extended the Gallery’s research interest in contemporary art practices within the Asia Pacific region and the world’s tropic zone. The research explored the many complex narratives, histories, traditions, beliefs, and issues which inform art produced by contemporary artists in Queensland and other cultures in these regions.

The defining characteristic of ritual, as a recurrent act based on the concept of passage and transformation to bring the past into the present, was investigated through artworks that engaged with social, divinatory, and cyclical rituals. Like history, rituals are complex and can be framed around different ways of perceiving and interpreting reality, imagination, hearsay, and fact.

Website: https://www.cairnsartgallery.com.au/
Address: Corner of Abbott & Shields Street, Cairns Queensland
Admission: FREE (donations are appreciated).


Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland

Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland

Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland

Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland

Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland


Acknowledgment of the Country:
This blog acknowledges the Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji and Yirrganydji as the Traditional Owners of the area today known as Cairns. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, names, or voices of deceased persons in photographs, film, or text.





Cairns Art Gallery - Cairns Queensland


How to experience an art museum

If you are someone who feels intimidated visiting an art museum, you should:
Participate in a guided tour. Guided tours can help provide information about a range of artworks but also provide some tips or ideas for how to look at art.

Don’t overthink it. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to look at art. Just observe an artwork and ask yourself the following questions: Do you like the artwork? Why? Does it remind you of anything or make you feel certain emotions?

A big part of enjoying art is being open to the experience and realizing that it’s okay if you don’t ‘get’ an artwork or find it confusing. I go to the museum and that happens to me all the time, and sometimes I didn’t realize I’ve been staring at a mural art for more than 15-minutes! 

Going to the art museum does not require any knowledge about art or art history to have an enjoyable and meaningful visit.







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16 comments :

  1. They're many reasons to Love them! They are arts and masterpieces!
    Expression of each artist in different genre and art pieces

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    1. hindi ko na naisama yung "IG-worthy benefits" kasi alam niyo na yun!

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  2. Must visit this place ❤️ super ganda ng mga arts po na talaga Naman ma amaze ka sa husay Ng mga gumawa nito🥰

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    1. Visit the National Museum in the Philippines, free admission naman :D

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  3. Woww ganda naman bisitahin itong museum na ito at sarap pagmasdan yung artwork galleries nila!thanks for sharing ms.blair💞🤍💗

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    1. Yes, marami rin magagaling na artists sa Pinas!

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  4. Joaquin Eli BacodMay 11, 2022 at 1:01 PM

    Yay . Thank you for sharing this . The best tlgang makpunta at maka punta sa ganitong art galleries . Tlga malaki ang maitutulong ng ganda ng mga arts . Helpful sa stress at anxiety . ❤️

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    1. kapag swerte ka naman, baka sa art galleries or museum mo makilala ang iyong "the one"!

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  5. Yay love this po i like your list kaya gusto ko ma experience yung pumunta sa mga ganito para makakita g kakaibang art.

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  6. I also enjoy going to art museums and I agree with you, Don't overthink. For me, I just enjoy the experience of seeing and feeling the art works in display.

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  7. so many things we learn about the culture of the country when we visit art museums. i agree we should really add them to our itinerary!

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    1. Visiting museum also gives me ideas on home decorating!

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  8. Something I am planning to do on my next travel. This is where I will definitely find peace and calmness.

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  9. I really love visiting museums and galleries because I can really learn a lot from from the stories and histories curated inside. I also find peace and feel calm while looking at the arts and photos.

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