Pics of the week

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 July, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 July, 2001, 12:00am

Raymond Emile Waydelich, a 62-year-old Strasbourg-born painter, was an archaeologist by profession, a job that took him to Tunisia, Algeria and Turkey, among other exotic locations. While on digs he always found the time to paint, but in 1973, his direction changed dramatically when he happened upon the diary of famous seamstress Lydia Jacobs. Profoundly inspired by the wonderful drawings and notes in the journal, Waydelich began to keep a 'diary' of his own, assembling sketches and notes of his travels. His latest exhibition (above) at Contes D'Orient Gallery is a tribute to what he has found on his travels to Morocco and Turkey.

Shop 2, G/F, Oriental Crystal Commercial Building, 46 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central. Daily, 10am-7pm. Tel: 2815 9422.

Adina Bar-on is used to people gawking. In a recent project, she 'slept' on a bed suspended against the wall of the Tel-Aviv Opera House.

Bar-on is one of Israel's hottest multi-media performance artists. This week she blazes into Hong Kong with her solo show, Disposition, a documentary exhibition featuring photographs and videos of her previous projects. Catch her in action as she will do one outdoor performance piece.

Until August 5. Para/Site Art Space, 2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan. Wednesday to Sunday noon-7pm. Outdoor performance on July 29, venue to be announced. Tel: 2517 4620.