Echo Henoche

Echo Henoche is an Inuk artist and emerging animator from Labrador. Granddaughter of acclaimed Inuk artist Gilbert Hay, Henoche grew up surrounded by Inuit art, crafts and storytelling. Raised in the tightly knit community of Nain, on Labrador’s North Coast, Henoche has spent her life immersed in Labrador Inuit culture: living on the Land, studying Inuktitut at school and learning to make traditional crafts and clothing. Self-taught, Henoche developed her unique art style from depicting what she knows best: the landscapes, animals and people of northern Labrador. Working with animators and filmmakers at the NFB on her first film, Shaman, Henoche received mentorship and guidance on how to transform the dynamic lines and vivid colours of her illustrations into animation. Henoche shares with the world her perspective on this ancient tale using her bold and unique hand-drawn style.

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