Since opening his first art gallery in 1995 he has since opened and operated 6 commercial art galleries and influenced the careers of some of the most important Aboriginal artists, including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Rover Thomas, Ningura Napurrula, Naata Nungurrayi, Tommy Watson, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre.
Adam has maintained long-term representation with a group of artists that also extends to artistic family members and has developed extensive relationships within the Community Art Centre network and leading Australian auction houses.
He has conducted over 100 exhibitions throughout Australia and abroad. Over the last 10 years Adam has acted as the principle consultant to the largest living private collector of Indigenous artwork. Highlights include the presentation of a Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi (a represented artist) painting to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Adam is the Vice President of The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association – the national organisation for persons and organisations experienced in the business of Aboriginal Art. Adam became a Perpetual Benefactor of the Gold Coast Art Gallery in 2012. In 2013 Adam created the “Art Walk” at Bond University to showcase their extensive collection of Indigenous Art. Adam is a member of The Art Consulting Association of Australia and an accredited valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
In the primary sector the gallery offers high quality artworks from independent artists and Art Centres, including small-refined works to large-scale contemporary masterpieces. In the secondary market, the gallery has become known for presenting important collectable traditional and contemporary artworks. Adam specialises in the procurement and sale of Indigenous Art including Commissions and third party purchases.
Adam has also conducted numerous presentations on Aboriginal Art and Culture and is available for small or large-scale presentations. He is the founder of Indigenate, promoting the display of Aboriginal art works in Australian Schools and a Global Ambassador for Same Sky.
2010 – Present Adam Knight, Fine Art Consultant
2004 – 2010 Director, Aranda Aboriginal Art
2002 – 2004 Director, Australian Contemporary Aboriginal Art
1995 – 2002 Director, Knights Indigenous Art Gallery
Adam Knight has Artwork in the following notable private collections:
- The Royal Collection – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Corrigan Collection
- Balnaves Collection
- Michael and Corinna Schumacher
- Benetton Collection
- Harold Mitchell Collection
- Nagel Collection
- Wong Collection, Singapore
- Kwek Collection, Singapore
- Khoo Collection, Singapore
- Macquarie Group
- McDonalds Asia
Adam Knight has Art Work included in the following Australian Institutions:
- Art Bank
- Gold Coast City Gallery
- Rockhampton Art Gallery
- Bendigo Art Gallery
- Bond University
- Queensland Art Gallery
- University of Technology, Sydney
Specialist areas include:
Australian Aboriginal Art after 1936