Index: Pat, Richard Larter
All correspondence and mailings posted by Larter, that included works made individually or in collaboration, were signed "Pat & Dick" or "Pat and Richard Larter".
Painter, filmmaker, performance artist and printmaker, Richard Larter was born on 19 May 1929, at Hornchurch, Essex. Richard passed away July 14, 2014.
Pat Larter was born on July 8, 1936 in Great Britain, in 1962 she moved to Australia. She produced films and performance works that explored the representation of the human body. For the past 30 years she has collaborated with her husband, Richard Larter, and was the subject of many of his paintings. Pat Larter made paintings that used colour snapshots as a starting point. She reproduced these photographs onto canvas through a process of digital scanning. Her images are about the celebration of bodies. They are sexy and confident, and Pat emphasised this through the application of images, glitter and gel paints, jewels and glittery fabrics onto the surface. Along with Richard Larter and eX de Medici, Pat Larter’s figurative works share a faith in the signifying capacities of the ‘snapshot’.
Pat Larter was a figure of significance in the international Mail Art Network, mainly through her contributions emphasizing her position as a female Mail artist. She was active in the Network between 1974 and 1988, for the most part she sent out pictures of her performances, and radical exposure of the female body, questioning gender issues and established roles, and later, consequently showing her aging body.
She died October 9, 1996 in Australia.