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

Barnsley’s Brains in a Dish  

Two major new presentations of the Brains in a Dish project  were recently  presented at Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery and Glass Works Digital Space (Oct 2022-Jan 2023). These are a culmination of over seven years research, engagement and collaboration by artist Charlie Murphy with Prof Selina Wray’s dementia research team at University College London supported by collaborations with electronics engineer Robin Bussell and imagery from Dr Eric Hill (Aston Uni)’s labs.

These innovative new exhibitions incluse  intricate array of glass, light and robotics installations,  sculptures, withnew playful and immersive digital installation developed  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 have also been collaborating with Dr Eric Hill and his team at Aston University along with further scientists from UCL’s Dementia Research Centre.

These Barnsley exhibitions have been 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.

You can explore a virtual 360 degree tour of the Cooper Gallery exhibition here 

Robin ‘s hand -brain – interface installation at Barnsley Museum’s digital space @ The Glassworks uses body and hand machine vision

Examples of Charlie’s wider art practice here  :