Charlie Murphy 'organoid in vitro, ' 2018 from the LOMU projection series Read More


Charlie Murphy 'studies for neurons' 2017 coloured borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy 'studies for organoids' 2018 reformed coloured borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy 'studies for neurons' 2017 coloured borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy 'molecular' 2018 borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy 'skin to mind' 2017 (work in progress ) projection installation at Dundee's Lifespace Read More


Charlie Murphy work in 'study for cerebral section', 2018 borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy 'blue synapse experimen', 2018 borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy work in progress on 'untitled' (migration)', 2018, borosilicate glass Read More

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Charlie Murphy 'slumped sagittal section', 2018 borosilicate glass Read More


Charlie Murphy fibroblast tests for 'in vitro' projections (part of the 'LOMU' series)


Charlie Murphy 'spontaneous green synapse' (experiment), 2018 borosilicate glass and light Read More


Charlie Murphy drawing plans for 'exploding research' installation with glass and light


tests for making 'slumped' saggittal sections sculptures with soda glass and light


Charlie Murphy is developing a major body of artworks, installations and participatory events in collaboration with Professor Selina Wray and her lab team at  UCL London’s Department of Neurodegenerative Disease.

Responding to the intricate rituals, patterns, colourings and readings of cell cultures she has observed down the lab microscopes, Charlie’s is creating delicate hand drawn glass sculptures (studies for neurons,  cerebral organoids) ,  light projections  (in vitro) and video installations which aim to connect the microscopic clusters of human tissues grown ‘in a dish’ with embodied, lived experiences .

Charlie is collaborating with Professor Wray’s Lab, Dr Eric Hill (Aston University ) and engineer Robin Bussell and Barnsley Museum’s Cooper Gallery towards a major new exhibition in Oct 2022

We aim to create artworks and events which invite audiences to learn about the vital differences between growth and degeneration and consider some of the dramatic personal implications and potentials which these advances in technology present for our sense of self, wellbeing, cognitive function and life expectancy.

We welcome contributions from new collaborators, curators and institutions to the development of new presentations and events. Get in touch if you’d like to know more;

Contact : Charlie Murphy

tel. 07855328565 or email:

Examples of her wider art practice here  :