A Sheffield artist has raised £200 for The Donkey Sanctuary by taking part in Pub Scrawl, an Arts Council project to create temporary installations in pubs.
James Green, 41, turned the snug bar at The Bath Hotel in Sheffield city centre into a “donkey world” complete with donkey music, donkey prints, wooden donkeys and hay all over the floor.
He also created a new screen print called Pub Donkeys, sourced and played music he thought donkeys would like and sold his wooden donkeys and prints in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary.
He said: “I started featuring donkeys in my prints back in 2010. I created a print called 'Donkeys Disturbed by a Meteor Shower', and ever since I have felt this compulsion to create donkey compositions. I think part of it is that I'm drawn to their modest nature, and I feel they don't really get championed like other wildlife in art.”
Emily Morris, Community Fundraiser for The Donkey Sanctuary, said, “It’s lovely to see someone using their talents to raise funds for The Donkey Sanctuary and wonderful to see such innovative donkey-themed art.
“It’s great that fundraising can be such fun and so creative. If you would like to use your talents to help donkeys and mules worldwide please get in touch. We’ll support you all the way!”