Solo Exhibition of Ismadi Sallehudin: Arjuna Series. 10 January 2014 – 2 February 2014, at Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya.

The Museum of Asian Art will host a solo exhibition by Ismadi Sallehudin, focusing on his new series called: Arjuna, which is using the spirit of arrow searching a target. In his blog:, mention about his art work in general  –

My way of being in the world. My source is desire. Longing for gestures I have not previously made. Gestures that speak about how I look at the people, life surround and the world from my reality. I am talking about the living world in its loneliness. Its separateness. In its being different. Without land, without origin. Suffering. Loving. Vulnerable, yet grand: strange! That mystery I want to show.

The beauty of nature and the relationship between humans and life are to me an endless source of inspiration. I work from a non- thoughtful rough flow of lines and gestures. A game where I surrender to a kind of inner music. All images are notes of the same music which cannot exist without each other.

Who’s Ismadi Sallehudin?

Mohamad Ismadi Sallehudin, known as Ismadi, an artist with over 20 years experience. The theme of his work is the relationship between humans and animals. Ismadi studied at ITM, Malaysia and his Masters degree at De Monfort UK. Ismadi has regular exhibitions at home and abroad. Techniques incorporated by him are painting, drawing, etching and monotypes.

Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya

The Museum of Asian Art, located just behind the Zaaba Memorial Library, is open to the public from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm during the working days. Our permanent collection are mostly related to the traditional art such as Chinese ceramic from Tang to Qing Dynasty, Khmer and Annam ware also Malay Archipelago artifacts.

Special activities are conducted every Saturday from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm such as batikking, drawing etc. For update and information – please send your email to or

Goodbye 2013 and Hello 2014

Within the next few hours, we will be saying our goodbyes to 2013 and welcoming in 2014. As the hours pass, most of us would be looking back at the going-ons in our lives in 2013. Some would be harbouring happy memories whilst others would be holding back their tears as they recall sad moments. But whatever 2013 brought with it, we should be closing it with a silent prayer for a better 2014.

The UM Library had a busy but memorable 2013. We managed to increase our collection of both print and electronic resources considerably and tried our best to provide numerous facilities and services to our multitude of users. And yes, we do get complaints but we also get our fair share of compliments. 2013 is the year we communicate to our users through various means and social media topped our list. We tweet via Twitter and post messages on our FB. We have seen how our users cling to their mobile devices and we followed suit by experimenting with mobile services. Through all this, we continued to conduct information skills sessions to better equip our users with the skills necessary for them to be information literate.

We hope for better things to come in 2014 and we look forward to continue serving our users. Thank you for all your continuous support. Happy New Year and all the best in your examinations.

Dr Nor Edzan binti Che Nasir
Chief Librarian
UM Library
31 December 2013