Loucia Manopoulou is a curator and researcher who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art.
Loucia has worked in a wide range of creative and cultural environments for more than 20 years, both in Greece and in the UK, including commercial galleries, museums and the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Currently, a Trustee at Making Space, Havant and 318 Ceramics, Farnham.
Examples of recent projects include:
Crafts in Bloom (2019) exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery and workshop at Gostrey Meadow, during Farnham in Bloom; The Leach Pottery: The Sound of It (2017) exhibition at Crafts Study Centre. The exhibition was well received by the CSC's visitors and received a positive review from Crafts magazine (March/April 2017).
Loucia holds an MRes (Distinction) in Crafts (2017) from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, and an MA in Design Management (1999) from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College.
Loucia is a PhD candidate at the University for the Creative Arts (2017-2021), exploring contemporary British Crafts, Curatorship and Performance.