Sachio Ingrilli, ‘Perspective’ Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. Photo David Dare Parker
Perth-based 22-year-old artist and current University of Western Australia student Sachio Ingrilli has been awarded the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000 after visitors to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe voted his sculpture, ‘Perspective’, as their favourite out of 70 artworks by Western Australian, interstate and international artists.
‘Perspective’ is a playful array of 3.2m-high stainless steel posts that combine to display two words when viewed from different directions – “Yes” or “No” depending on the vantage point.
Physically manifesting the notion that art can be interpreted in different ways depending on the viewer’s perspective, the sculpture has attracted the attention and admiration of visitors across the 18-day exhibition.
Exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe for the first time, Ingrilli is an Honours student studying physics and mechanical engineering. He also works with the UWA Aerospace team building custom rockets to reach altitudes of more than 51km.
“It means a lot for me to receive the EY People’s Award for my first ever piece of artwork and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the sculpting profession. Thank you so much to Sculpture by the Sea and EY, and I can’t wait to see were this road takes me!” said the artist.
The EY People’s Choice Prize is voted by visitors of the exhibition. EY’s Managing Partner Western Region Fiona Drummond said, “I’d like to congratulate Sachio Ingrilli on winning the EY People’s Choice Award for 2022. His superb piece, ‘Perspective’, is innovative, interactive and introspective, and has resonated with the people of Perth and visitors from across Western Australia.
“Seeing thousands of West Australians supporting these local and international artists right here in our backyard at Cottesloe Beach just shows how important the arts are to our culture and community, and is why EY is proud to be a sponsor of this iconic event since 2014.”