Pat Larter


Pat Larter’s varied practice incorporated film, performance, photography, audiotapes, painting and printed material and she is recognized internationally as a leading figure in the Mail Art movement. This low tech, democratic and rebellious practice informed her painting practice, which came to the fore in the years before her death. Incorporating base materials and low culture printed imagery, her transgressive and political work questioned and parodied sexual stereotypes and the representation of women in the media. 

Pat Larter (born UK 1936 - died Australia 1996) moved to Australia in 1962 with her husband Richard Larter (born UK 1929 - died Australia 2014). Her work is represented in many important public collections including: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Her work is held in private collections within Australia and internationally and her archive of Mail Art, the most comprehensive collected in Australia, is held in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. 

[To view Pat Larter's CV click here]


Nothing But the Blues, 1993
acrylic and glitter on board
91.5 x 61cm


Selected Stock

Pat Larter
Lighting Red, 1992
acrylic and glitter on board
91.5 x 60cm

Pat Larter
Brick Work Special, 1996
superscan, acrylic, glitter and fake jewels on board
180 x 120cm

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.