Dr Prudence Gibson is Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Art and Design, UNSW.
She is Lead CI on the 2020-23 ARC Linkage grant Exploring the cultural value of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium collection using an environmental aesthetic.
Her area of research interest is Critical Plant Studies, a subset of Environmental Aesthetics, that addresses the crossover between plant science and art/narrative.
Specifically, she is best known for the way she weaves fictional elements or narrative threads into her scholarly publications.
She is author of:
2018 The Plant Contract, Brill, Boston.
2018 Covert Plants (editor) Punctum, San Diego
2016 Aesthetics After Finitude (editor) re.press, Melbourne.
2015 Janet Laurence: The Pharmacy of Plants, New South, Sydney.
2010 The Rapture of Death, Sydney
She is also author of over 300 catalogue essays, articles and papers.