College student creates billboard collage

FOR most newspaper readers, they are ‘here today, gone tomorrow’, but an Edinburgh College of Art student has turned news billboards, for his local evening newspaper, into an art installation.

And Kenneth Watson’s collection of Evening News boards is set for exhibition – locally, in the Stockbridge district of the capital, and also in London and Chicago.

Watson has created a collage from the billboards which is going on display at the Patriothall Gallery, Stockbridge, from the fourth of next month, before heading for The Foundry Gallery in London and then Chicago – at the John David Mooney Foundation’s International Currents Gallery, in Chicago’s West Kinzie Street.