I went seeking rapidoliner refills hopelessly (waaaah...), and then to the NPG, where this year's Portrait Awards were duller than ever. There were only three that spoke to me at all;Grace O'Connor's MY FATHER PRAYING, Sefton Taylor's STRANGE CARGO and the group portrait of firefighters by Sergio Ostroverhy. None of these, of course won anything, or were even available as postcards.
Much more interesting was the little show downstairs with works by peopople who work at the gallery. Outstanding for me, was a hilarious sketchbook by one Ian Gardner. I think I love heem; I want to marryhim...