The general idea surrounding whimsy or whimsical can sometimes be misconstrued into something that it is not, childlike, ugly, too much, or just not well designed. Whimsy the exhibition aims to dethrone the skepticism associated with those traits and help to redefine the term into something that creatives of today will appreciate.

The concept sentence ‘the esoteric artifice of exaggeration’ encapsulates the whole ideology and narrative of the exhibition. Esoteric essentially meaning - intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest; and artifice - clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others. Thus all together combining to create an exhibition that is designed to be understood by a specific group of people with a knowledge and/or appreciation of the works.

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