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Art writer and Tutor, UNSW

Dr Prudence Gibson is an academic; and an art and fiction writer. Her BioArt book Janet Laurence: The Pharmacy of Plants, UNSWPress, was published in 2015. Her research interests include Object Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism. Her PhD investigated speculative art writing and she organised Aesthetics After Finitude, a conference and exhibition in 2015, to be a published anthology with, Melbourne 2016. She has published fiction in Antipodes, Eureka Street, Etchings Journal and Blood. She is author of the art book The Rapture of Death, Boccalatte Publishing 2010 and has had over 300 art essays/articles published in Heat, The Australian, Vogue, Australian Art Collector and Art Monthly etc. Her curated exhibitions are The Carpentry of Speculative Things, Alaska Projects 2013 and The Pharmacy of Love and Hate MCA Artbar 2013. An exhibition and book, Plant Sentience and Art, are being developed for 2017.


  • 2014–present
    Teaching Fellow, UNSW


  • 2010
    The Rapture of Death, Boccalatte Books

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    New Work - Visual Arts
    Funding Source:
    Australia Council