“Joelle is a fantastically motivated and motivating person to work with. Dynamic, creative, and never standing still, she embraces the next new idea in an instant and it’s sorted, with her own layer of energy and added in. From a PR point of view, her positive, no-nonsense approach is a breath of fresh air and means you can get on and get results for her business.” – Sarah Pracey, Director, Pracey PR”
“I am so thankful for meeting so many new people, new contacts and fellow artist, not to mention all the interesting conversations with the visitors and their reaction from all over the world. A very special thank to Joelle, the glowing soul behind the whole art fair, you are unique and inspiring, thank you so much for being you.” – Kenneth Laugen
“Joelle, it was great to finally meet you at the Tokyo International Art Fair in person! Thanks again for putting it on and all your hard work in bringing it together, it was a very professional and well organised event. Congrats on its success and also being shortlisted in Richard Branson’s pitch to rich – All the best with that.” – Peter Rive
“The Oxford international art fair was a melting pot of diversity, with all its exhibitors fizzing with the excitement of being part of the inaugural event. It was also a great declaration of how popular contemporary visual art is in Oxfordshire. With hundreds of visitors queuing down the street with anticipation, and reassuringly buying art work, almost all the stock, in my case. This overall success is down to many different things, the venue, the exhibitors enthusiasm and quality of work, and crucially, the very personal yet highly professional organisational skills of curator Joelle Dinnage.” Kieran Stiles
“Once again Joelle you did an amazing thing for the Oxford art scene and you should be feeling very proud right now! Six sales for me consisting of an original painting, an original drawing and 4 limited edition prints. I met some fantastic new clients and collectors and also made new friends in some fellow artists of Oxford and others from around the globe as well. I have been asked to head up some drawing workshops and demonstrations for an art group in Oxfordshire which I am really excited about! I will definitely be wanting to show again at the next international event.” – Gareth Lloyd
“Thank You for the opportunity at Rotterdam International Art Fair. Sold 4 pieces, I met some great people, saw some new places and all in all enjoyed the overall experience. Thanks Joelle” – William Ashlock
“You are amazing in what you do Joelle, organising such a wonderful event for so many artists and visitors. I am the first on your waiting list for any London events. I had a great experience, first one of this kind, can not wait for next year art fair. Thank you again for organising such an enjoyable event!” – Dita Omuri.
“Joelle is a shrewd businesswoman and art dealer. I worked with her from March-April 2012 as an artist for an Art Exhibition in UK and am now embarking on a new artistic opportunity with her. Knowing the trends within the art world and keeping up to date with new artists makes her a key and valuable person to promote you and do business with. Though always putting her own flair on top of that. She is a very patient, honest and bubbly lady whom you automatically feel attracted to and know that she will always give her all in her work. I truly recommend Joelle and GAA for their knowledge of the art world, their enthusiasm and their vision.” – Milly J, Artist
“I have been so honoured to exhibit in such a lovely place at Rotterdam International Art Fair the with Global Art Agency. The organisation has been great and fantastic as always. And I sold some of my work!!! Thank you so much. Joelle, you are the best in your job!!! Till next event, we will have a great time again!” – Ciao, Gianni Corda.
“Had a great time at the International Art Fair in Rotterdam! I met some very nice people and had many positive reactions on my artwork. I’ve seen beautiful art around me and enjoyed the ambiance of the Laurenskerk. A big compliment to the organisation (Global Art Agency) and a huge Thank You to Joelle!” – Marcel Labrie
“Had a superb exhibition at the Rotterdam International Art Fair. Talked to lots of visitors, many fellow-artists and Gallery owners. My special thanks to the very professional organization by Global Art Agency and Joelle. It was GREAT in every way!!” – Jacqueline Mac Mootry-Everaert
“Unforgettable experience exhibiting together with Global Art Agency at the Rotterdam International Art Fair. It was organized perfectly and the assistance of the GAA Team was at the top level from the early beginning till the last moment. The Laurenskerk is so beautiful by itself and full of spirit. The result was awesome and magical. I did not expect to receive such a warm welcome in The Netherlands, as well as that was nice to sell three paintings and get orders for next two ones. Thank you very much, GAA, Joelle, for fabulous time together and feeling of being home. The feeling that you don’t want to leave and if you have to leave then there is the dream of coming back.” – Iwona Lifsches
“Loved being a part of the Oxford International Art Fair. Thank you for organising it so well. I was on the point of laying down my paintbrushes forever… but sold enough paintings to allay financial worries with London studio rent until the end of the year and more too… I feel greatly encouraged after the show, not just financially from sales, but also from seeing people’s faces as they saw my paintings and thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with the lovely people of Oxford, together with mixing with the other artists… invaluable experience.” – Dawn Reader
“I am so thrilled – after Vienna Showcase things are really on the UP! I was just invited to exhibit in New York (solo exhibition in Manhattan) March 2016- all expenses paid. Your excellent event in Vienna and the positive outcomes from it have been amazing.” – Miro Tomarkin (also exhibiting at Oxford International Art Fair.”
“Thank you so much! Barcelona Showcase was such an amazing experience! I cant wait to exhibit in Amsterdam in December!” – Jessica Manley, Award-winning Artist
“At the R’dam Art Fair on Friday I was approached by a gallery owner who was thrilled about my work and wants me to show my sculptures in his gallery. On Saturday I sold a rather big bronze sculpture to people who came over from Belgium. And I sold a little one to another exhibitor! I spoke to loads of people who I think will keep an eye on my work from now on and who knows if any of these will buy a sculpture in the near future.” – Lilian Steenhuisen
“I feel happy because I sold two of my works and got two orders. I feel more confident since the Rotterdam International Art Fair. I got more positive reaction for my sculptures at the fair. I met other countries artists and saw their beautiful works. I enjoy it. The organization is very good. Hope I can join again.” – Yun Xie
“I am very happy to participate in Amsterdam showcase. I’ve just coming back from Barcelona showcase, and I would like to say that it was a great moment for me and my family.I would to say thank to your organisation.” – Romain Schaller, Artist
“I want to thank you very much for this for this beautiful weekend in Rotterdam as you have it organised. So professional in everything. It was great and it felt so good. Super fun and so many colleagues. Especially how you have gone to the participants so friendly and open to everyone really a compliment. I also think the charity “Save Blessing Child ‘s Home” very beautiful and special. The party afterwards was very successful and we had a lot of fun. You should be proud of your organisation. You are a wonderful young group and continue to inspire and support each other.” – Ellie Boudrie
“Thank you very much for bringing this wonderful news of all the press from Oxford International Art Fair. It was a very well organised event, and what a superb setting! I enjoyed taking part, and was lucky enough to sell 6 pictures 🙂 Congratulations on the success and the feature by the BBC and the Cultureshow!” – Marina Jijina.
“I had a Fab time on the Private View of Oxford International Art Fair on Friday night, indulged in a glass of wine too, it was so busy. I was very impressed, and such a success. My friend did purchase a drawing which was beautiful.” – Mandy Woodford from OX / HC Magazine.
“Joelle from The Funky Gallery came in to see BBC James Cannon. She’s also organised the Amsterdam Showcase, which will be 200 artists from around the world exhibiting in Amsterdam’s oldest church. If you’ve got an funky art you’d like her to exhibit, you can get in touch with her here: http://www.thefunkyartgallery.com. More about the Amsterdam Showcase: http://www.amsterdamshowcase.com – BBC Radio, Nov 2012.
“Dear GAA team, First of all I would like to congratulate you with A GREAT ART FAIR. Perfectly organised. I have had a wonderful experience, for the first time I presented my art this way. I’ve met wonderful fellow artists. My wonderful neighbour artists Elena Shalenkova and Huub Simons. My horse art got a lot of attention and wonderful compliments. Being there has brought me success, and I am sure it will bring me even more good.” – Go van Kampen
“The Oxford Art Fair was the first time I set out to exhibit and sell my work professionally – I had no idea what to expect. It came to my surprise that my artwork gained a better response than I had anticipated. I sold a lot at the art fair and have also two been asked to do two commissions. It was a huge pleasure to participate at the fair and to work with The Oxford Art Fair team. They were supportive to me and the other artists. I was very lucky to have been selected to exhibit in the beautiful venue, The Fishes. For this I thank you for the opportunity.” – Samantha Ball
“Thanks again for such a great weekend at the Oxford Art Fair. I felt truly welcomed, supported and most importantly inspired! The feedback was great, 3 sales, 2 commissions and leads on other artworks. I also shifted 100 art coasters and loads of prints and cards. It was beyond my expectation.” – Patrick Cannon
“I am delighted with my purchase, it was exactly as I hoped. I would also like to thank The Funky Art Gallery for such a great buying experience, absolutely one of the best! I have passed your details to a colleague who is also looking for new pieces for his new apartment. Again, thanks for everything and I’m looking forward to my next purchase. – Art Collector, UK”
“You deserve to be in media, because you are so brave, young, smart lady who knows how to goes trough life of art. You are great person. Thank you for taking time to give an interview to the Croatian people. It was an honour.” – Interviewer for Doznajemo Croatian Magazine.
“Thank you very much for the painting – have just had it framed and it looks wonderful. Very modern and ‘cutting edge’ – will be coming back soon for more! 🙂 Also a great price for a piece of original artwork by a well known artist.” Customer, The Funky Art Gallery.”
“Joelle, has a vast amount of contacts nationally & internationally. She has a strong personality to see any exhibition through from beginning to end. She has helped me to exhibit my innovative art nationally and internationally, providing PR on all events. She has great event managerial skills, willing to take risks to move forward in her career and has a great understanding on what Artists need to get their artwork shown, exhibited and sold. She is friendly, precise, motivated and has great communication skills. I feel every Artist will benefit from working with Joelle as she is exceptionally brilliant and professional!” – Bali Sangha-Jenkins, Artist
“I’ve worked with Joelle on my last project which quickly turned into our project. From the beginning of this cooperation I was very impressed by her enthusiasm, organisations skills, determination and creativity. Joelle poses set of unique skills and talents which makes her extremely efficient, dependable and professional while friendly and open. In my opinion Joelle is easy to work with, prompt and reliable; am looking forward to our next cooperation.” – David Hamman, Owner Ethos Hotels
“I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to The Funky Art Gallery. I was new to the whole art thing but wanted to get a few pieces of art for my walls. I was lucky enough to come across The Funky Art Gallery, they have been so helpful and honest which is rare these days. Joelle took the time to talk through my needs and listened to what I was looking for. She then introduced me to an artist called Sly. Sly produces really cool and original pieces of street art at sensible prices. Thanks for all your help I will be back for more very soon.” – Adam M, Art Collector
“Joelle has a passion for art and artists from all genres of the art world. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail, willingness to accommodate the requirements of each individual artist is exemplary and throughout the two-day exhibition, she frequently visited each artist, discussing their work and offering support. It is very easy for exhibition organisers to simply hold the exhibition, take the money and forget about the exhibitors. this was certainly not the case with Joelle. – Angela Grace, Artist
“My husband Paul and I met Joelle at the recent open art exhibition for different artists that she had organised earlier this month in Oxford. Once again we would like to thank Joelle for such a great idea and taking all the trouble to bring art to the people, we so much enjoyed visiting the different artists work which were on display. With warm regards and looking forward to the next exhibition and future events Joelle will be organising. Syma and Paul, Art Collectors
I was most impressed by the Event Organisation, having run Events like these myself for nearly 5 years in the past I know what goes into the background’ and what hard work is done generally unseen by the Exhibitors and the Public The Oxford art Fair is a new venture developed and put together by Joelle Dinnage, she is personable and more than that very capable with a passion, I recognise the signs. A very eventful weekend, buzzy, cool, useful, some sales for most, the weather held off ..and I just love Oxford Town centre, it’s so Cosmopolitan, a people watchers dream place!…Yes I do it again at the drop of a hat! Tony Broadbent – Artist.
Just like to say a huge thank you to Joelle Dinnage for all her hard work in making The Oxford Art Fair such an amazing event. – Tracey Evans (The Secret Art Loft), Artist
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Oxford Art Fair, I sold work and met lots of lovely artists that I will keep in touch with, it was so friendly and fun it felt more like a festival! It was extremely well promoted, Congratulations to the organisers for all their hard work and for looking after us so well” – Julia Everett, Artist.
“We found working with the Funky Art Gallery a real pleasure. Joelle Dinnage, the director, of the gallery is extremely organized, efficient and friendly. We found the run up to the exhibition very exciting due to all of the hard work the gallery had put into advertising and marketing. The exhibition looked fantastic and all the work was presented professionally. We found that there was an incredible variety of work and the show was bright and really left its stamp on our walls. We would be happy to work with Funky Art Gallery again the future.” – Sophie Warrell | Gallery Manager | The Jam Factory
“Allereerst wil ik jullie feliciteren met en bedanken voor de geweldige manifestatie afgelopen zaterdag, Amsterdam Showcase kunstbeurs! Het mooiste wat kon gebeuren, gebeurde en Loes kreeg van Ruurd Hallema de Global Art Award. Super!” – M van Delft
“Very impressed with my latest purchase of art by Sly, from The Funky Art Gallery website. Thank you very much and I will be recommending! – Mr Kinnear, Art Collector
“I attended The Funky Art Exhibition in Oxford – BRILLIANT!! Fantastic place to get your original art.” – Caroline Y, Art Collector
“To be part of the Funky Art Gallery Family is great, it can be a real struggle trying to get ‘unconventional’ artwork out there, the Funky Art Gallery team go beyond what you would expect to support their artists and help push our works to all corners of the world – thanks Funky!” – HmmmBates, Artist
“Received my art order safe and sound and really happy with the picture and the service. Fast delivery, the item was packed extremely well with a personal note and certificate from the artist (really nice touch) and a design on the packing which looks so cool I’m having it framed for my niece too! Good follow up and communication from yourself so I’m delighted all round. Good job!” – Mr Flatley, Art Collector
More than 200 testimonials can be read here