A Gallery is an art gallery run by Fraser Kee Scott, based in Wimbledon, London, and at first glance it seems no different to any other art gallery. It is only on glancing at the Links page that something seems amiss; it’s a Scientology love-fest, with links to:

– Scientology Celebrity Centre
– Scientology
– Dianetics
– Narconon
– Citizens Commission on Human rights
– Criminon
– Applied Scholastics

His site also links to this interview from My Art Space, in which Scott’s Scientology beliefs are more prominent:

Q. What kind of message do you want the art you exhibit at A Gallery to have?

A. “I want to show art that lifts society. I want to show art that lifts people spirits, that helps them to see deeper meaning in life and to question things and be happier. Society is in a lot of trouble. There is mass war, terrible illiteracy rates, people are being put on dangerous psychiatric drugs and American kids are now been screened for disorders and then put on drugs which mentally cripple them. There is lots of trouble. So I want to use art to reverse that. Art is hugely powerful, it can change the world, for better or worse, and I choose better. We have a choice, we can take the degraded easy route of cheap kicks and following the crowd down the path of worsening conditions in society, or we can use art to point out the basic good nature of man and to lift him by providing beauty.”

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Q. Can you share some of your philosophy about art and artistic creation?

A. “Art is the creation of dreams without which society could not survive. Imagine rush hour traffic day after day with no radio, looooonnnng train rides with no books, no movies on the weekend, etc. etc… no relief from stress, people would go mad and the world would not last. Art is the injection of life into society. I can’t say it better than L Ron Hubbard, from his book ‘Art, where he said:

“We instinctively revere the great artist, painter or musician and society as a whole looks upon them as not quite ordinary beings.

“And they are not. They are a cut above man… He who can truly communicate to others is a higher being who builds new worlds.””

[…]

Q. Does religion, faith, or the lack thereof play a part in your art?

A. “In my personal art I am constantly inspired by Scientology, it is impossible not to be, as it is SO helpful and interesting, like as I have been writing this I have also been finishing off a song I wrote with a guy who wrote Charlotte Church’s ‘Brave New World’ – a No.3 hit in the UK and the song was inspired by a quote from L Ron Hubbard which basically says that on the day we can fully trust each other there will be peace on earth. As for in the gallery, yes, I am always inspired by Scientology. Basically L Ron Hubbard knew the importance of artists to society and he pointed out how art has the power to lift moods and change the world and I strive to achieve this goal, a new renaissance!”

The following excerpt may be of particular interest, given Scientology’s attempted recruitment of Will Smith and his subsequent use of L Ron Hubbard “tech” in his private school:

Q. What do you think about artists who focus on politics?

A. “I am not against the use of art for political means. I love what Bono is doing. Look at what the artists did in Vietnam. Artists have such a huge and powerful voice. It can be used to give out degraded messages like the recent No.1 by Akorn in America or the recent disgusting show of orgies at Larry Gagosian’s New York gallery, or it can be used for better purposes like a movie such as ‘In Pursuit of Happyness’ with Will Smith etc. etc. So, well, what is politics? It is the running of a group of people, so God yes, please lets use art to create positive change!”


This
article from last year gives an insight into how this gallery works, Scientology-wise:

The Church of Scientology has been accused of using British artists as a front for recruiting members.

The Stuckist movement, which rails against conceptual art, is in turmoil over claims that sales of its artists’ paintings are effectively funding Scientology, a religious sect accused of brainwashing its followers.

The row has led to disquiet among artists as far afield as Germany.

Charles Thomson, who founded the Stuckist movement in Britain, admitted to the Evening Standard he was wrong to give the go-ahead to a Stuckist exhibition at a London art gallery run by a practising Scientologist.

He is among several Stuckists showing their work at the A Gallery in Wimbledon, whose proprietor is 28-year-old Fraser Kee Scott.

Mr Thomson accused Mr Kee Scott of using the exhibition to promote Scientology, which was created by the American science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard and counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its supporters.

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