SOUTH AFRICA, February 16, 2022 – EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announced today it is lead sponsor of the inaugural Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, 2022. The sponsorship will go toward supporting contemporary artists working in Africa and of the African diaspora in showcasing their works on the international stage, as well as supporting the Norval Foundation’s educational outreach programme which works with local children, helping them access the arts
Today, Bonolo Kavula is announced as the Grand Prize Winner for their artwork, “Tswelopele.” Kavula will receive 500,000 South African Rand and the opportunity for a solo exhibition at Norval Foundation. The event’s artwork is supported and auctioned by Sotheby’s.
EON Reality and the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize share a common commitment to fully realizing the potential of children and youth from disadvantaged communities and are collaborating on this initiative to create new opportunities for artists from the continent.
“EON Reality is proud to be sponsoring The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize in a cause that is closely aligned with Learn for Life Foundation’s commitment to education, the arts and the community,” shared Anna Lejerskar, President of the Learn for Life Foundation, the non-profit arm of EON Reality.
“As firm believers in providing opportunities for young people through education, this prize strongly embodies our values by creating unrivaled opportunities for talented artists, on an international stage.”
Anna added, “EON Reality has been creating innovative learning experiences with XR technology since 1999 and recognizes the empowering role of creativity to bring our dreams, such as the EON Knowledge Metaverse to life. Just as education has the power to transform lives through learning, we recognize the power of art and creativity to continue enriching and inspiring the dreams of generations to come.”
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry as well as the creators of the Knowledge Metaverse. EON Reality’s 23 years of success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and XR-focused devices. EON Reality’s global network of more than 1.4 million users is building the Knowledge Metaverse in more than 100 locations and has created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with over 2.16 million 3D assets and counting.