Author Ashleigh Wilson will reveal some of the remarkable stories from behind the scenes of his biography of Brett Whiteley. With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access Wilson has generated this acclaimed biography which reveals for the first time the full portrait of Australia’s most celebrated artist.
Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper's Darwin correspondent, a posting bookended by the Falconio murder trial and the Howard government's intervention in remote Aboriginal communities. During that time he won a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry, a series that led to a Senate inquiry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper's Arts Editor since 2011.
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