Naima Fine is a composer, ecologist, activist, artist, traveller, thinker, and gardener. After years of restless juggling, she’s synthesising a practice that embraces creative translation of ecological knowledge and explores the spaces between.
She’s excited by visual-aural data transformation, immersive and multi-artform works, aural indicators of ecological health, and other arts/science mash-ups! She hopes to increase accessibility to ecological knowledge via enriching creative experiences.
Naima studied a B. Mus. in Composition at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and achieved First Class Honours B. Sc. in Ecology & Conservation at Griffith University.
She co-founded activist-arts duo Fine Fine Small Mountain who were artists-in-residence at Lijiāng Studio, China. Naima’s work won performance by The Committee (NZ); and Highly Commended for The Australian Voices annual competition. She’s alumni of The Modern Academy (HK), and was Music Director and Composer for Women’s Circus for two award-winning productions. She contributes an artist’s column to the Terania Times.
3 Shades Black regularly commissions Naima’s work. She’s written for short film, circus, dance, community and chamber ensembles. Performance highlights include Midsumma Festival, Lismore Women’s Festival, Brisbane Anywhere Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australian National Academy of Music, and in New Zealand and China.