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

SlumpedSagittalSection_20181111_175557 copy

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

A major new exhibition of artworks and installation from the Brains in a Dish project opens at Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery and Glass Works Digital Space this October – presenting  exciting large scale kinetic installations with glass, light and body recognition software.

This exhibition is a culmination of over seven years research, engagement and collaboration by Charlie, with Prof Selina Wray’s dementia research team at University College London and electronics engineer Robin Bussell.

An array of delicate, colourful glass sculptures, playful and immersive digital tools including robotic lasers and image projections have been developed which aim to illuminate and animate our understandings of the brain and raise awareness about the powerful processes and technologies used in dementia research

To develop new digital content for the exhibition, Charlie and Robin are also collaborating with Dr Eric Hill at Aston University and further scientists from UCL’s Dementia Research Centre.

For full details of the exhibition, which runs until January 14, please visit

Barnsley’s Brains is financially supported by Barnsley Museums & Heritage trust, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Alzheimer Research UK’s Inspire Fund and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Examples of Charlie’s wider art practice here  :