Vivienne Mountford

b. 1918d. 2004

Also known as:

  • Mrs (Annie) Vivienne (Armstrong) Mountford

Vivienne Mountfort was a widely respected Christchurch weaver. In her late seventies Mountford was still actively working and exhibiting throughout New Zealand and abroad, leading the way in the innovative use of the natural fibres of flax and wool in off-loom weaving techniques.

In 2004 Mountford's contribution to the art's in New Zealand was recognised with an appointment to the New Zealand Order of Merit.

See also:

Vivienne Mountfort, ‘Ghost Kauri’ (1985), University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, Ōtautahi Christchurch

Image Credit: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021

University of Canterbury Art Collection / Gifted by the New Zealand Forest Service