Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst was the President of Pace London (2012-2017), and has been with the gallery since 2010. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Semiotics, Mollie worked as Researcher in the Contemporary & Impressionist departments at Sotheby’s London (1994–95) and then as a Specialist in the departments of Impressionist & Modern art at Sotheby’s New York.
From 1997 to 1999 she was a Director at Gagosian Gallery, New York, and in 1999 Mollie returned to England to orchestrate the opening of Gagosian’s first London gallery. She was Managing Director until 2004.
Between 2004 and 2008, Mollie ran a programme titled
‘Reconstruction’ where she commissioned ground-breaking sculptural
installations in the grounds and garden of the historic Sudeley Castle in
Prior to joining Pace London, Mollie was the International Director and Programme Coordinator for The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, where she oversaw the development of the space from its conception.
Mark Davy is the Founder of Futurecity, and has led the arts, culture and placemaking consultancy, since 2007. He studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art and architecture at the Architecture Association. He was a lecturer in Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art & Design from 1993 and Head of Research in 1999 before leaving to develop a series of art and architecture projects.
He has championed the culture-driven development of towns and cities and is a vocal champion of the use of the arts to help global cities compete for inward investment, knowledge workers and tourism. Mark has given lectures around the world on the growth and importance of the cultural and knowledge economy, the rise of the creative district and the need for the private sector to take the arts more seriously. His work has led to substantial private investment in the arts in the UK.
He has developed successful culture and placemaking strategies for large-scale brownfield, urban and industrial development sites in the UK, Australia and the US. In Boston he has developed the ‘Avenues to the Arts’ creative district for the Boston Foundation. In Sydney he has worked with the Sydney Opera House and developed a cultural strategy for Central to Everleigh for client Urban Growth and in London he developed an ambitious cultural strategy for the Greenwich Peninsula for client Knight Dragon and Nine Elms on the Southbank.
Mark has developed hundreds of ambitious public art projects including the Crossrail ‘Queen Elizabeth Culture Line’ and the ‘Illuminated River Project’.