As an Arts Lecturer, Mr. Norshahidan Mohamad's utmost dedication is to inspire creativity and critical thinking among his students. With a background in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Visual Art & Design, he strives to create a harmonious blend of artistic expertise and effective teaching techniques. He firmly believes in cultivating an inclusive and motivating environment that fosters self-expression, encourages experimentation, and stimulates cultural exploration. Throughout his 8-year tenure as an art educator, he has been honoured to inspire students through captivating lectures and interactive studio sessions. By integrating traditional methods with modern digital tools, he empowers students to cultivate versatile skills in contemporary art. Above all else, his commitment lies in fostering each student's distinct artistic voice while providing them with a well-rounded understanding of art history, theory, and interdisciplinary linkages. Aside from teaching, Mr. Norshahidan Mohamad actively participates in curriculum development, working alongside others to enhance arts education. This is reflected in his engagement with local exhibitions and community initiatives, as he strives to incorporate real-world experiences into education.


  • MA, USM

  • B.Arts (Hons) UiTM

Areas of Expertise

Fine Art, Studio Practice, Expanded Sculpture

Research Interest

  • Public Art & Urban Development
  • Digital Fabrication and Sculpture
  • Sculpture and Social Issues

Research Topics

  • Potential of Digital Fabrication in Contemporary Sculpture: Exploring Materiality, Form
  • The Role of Public Art in Shaping Urban Identity and Community Engagement
  • Exploring the Role of Sculpture in Addressing and Raising Awareness about Contemporary Social Issues




    Abdullah JY, Saidin M, Rajion ZA, Hadi H, Mohamad N, Moraes C, Abdullah JM. Using 21st-century technologies to determine the cognitive capabilities of a 11,000-year-old Perak Man who had brachymesophalangia type A2. Malays J Med Sci. 2021;28(1):1–8.

    Norshahidan Mohamad, Safrizal Shahir, Noor Hafizah Rosli. (2020). A Preliminary Study of 52 Steel Rod Sculptures in the City of George Town, Penang: Typology of Ideas and Basic Themes. KUPAS SENI: Journal of Art and Art Education, 8 (1), 20-34.

    Norshahidan Mohamad. (2019). Curator’s Note: Of Art & Science in Society, OASIS 2019 catalogue in conjunction with USM’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. ISBN 978-967-2409-00-7, School of the Arts: USM.

    S. Abdullah and N. Mohamad, 2015, Incorporation and Exploration of Local Imageries and Identities in Malaysia’s Graffiti Art, Journal of Visual Art & Design, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2015, pp. 39-52.


    Transformational Plan Project of Pulau Aman, Implementation Coordination Unit Prime Ministers’s Department (ICU)

    Blank Canvas@Taman Rimba WoodHaven, Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC)

    Taiping Mural Art Painting, Majlis Perbandaran Taiping (MPT)


    1. Xu Qing Xia.

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