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Alley Gate Patterns – A creative pattern design project inspired by local architecture and led by Manchester based designer Claire Leonie Brooker.

Claire Leonie Brooker was commissioned by South Manchester Regeneration Team to develop unique designs for new alley gates that were being installed throughout the area. This project provided an opportunity to develop locally distinct designs. Claire and artist Lesley Fallais involved parents and children from St Edwards school in a pattern design project. Using architectural details, taken from housing around Maine road, participants created their own unique designs. One session took place at the Whitworth Art Gallery and Museum where patterns found throughout the collection were used as inspiration.