Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at The Australian in Sydney before moving to Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis. He then became the paper’s Darwin correspondent, a posting bookended by the Falconio murder trial and the Howard government’s intervention in remote Aboriginal communities. He won a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011.