Tom Quirk

Tom Quirk has been immersed in the DTES arts and outreach community since March 2004. He has a long work history in the West Coast and Arctic shipping industry on Canadian ships and towboats as seaman and certified master. As a writer and actor he has studied at the New Play Centre and staged at the Arts Club Review Theatre, and made two films with the VFS as principal actor. From 2004 he has been associated with Vancouver Moving Theatre Company; as an actor reviewed in the Georgia Straight for VMT’s ‘We’re All In This Together’ and featured as singing actor in the 2007 Firehall Arts Centre production ‘The Carnegie Opera’. His photo and an in-depth interview on his life were included in the Pivot book project, “Hope in Shadows”, interviewed and featured in the Globe & Mail, CBC Radio and the Georgia Straight. As a videographer and photographer he has been shooting in the Downtown Eastside for many years covering DTES theatre, music, festivals, artist character profiles; most recently he produced stories for Fearless Mobile: ‘Fearless Streams’, ‘Streamwalk’, and the for the Out Of The Rain Program and Mad Pride Exhibit at Gallery Gachet. He is grateful to be an associate member at Gallery Gachet and an active participant in the Downtown Eastside creative, cultural and outreach community.

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