WHO IS BALANCING ACT?
Balancing Act is a collective led by Prue Walker (social worker) and Patrick Pierce (Pierce Brothers) who came together with an idea - to connect musicians and other artists who can’t perform, with children and young people with disability who can’t access their normal supports. We see an opportunity to use online platforms to bring these two groups together to connect and create.
Prue Walker is a Social Worker who provides consulting services to government, agencies, individuals and families in relation to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Prue is the Service Coordinator for VicFAS, the Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service based at Monash Children's Hospital. Prue specialises in training and education for service providers, carers and family members. Prue's training is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Patrick is one half of Melbourne folk/rock duo Pierce Brothers. He has toured globally in over 30 countries with festival crowds over 30,000, and in arenas all over Europe and North America. This includes supports with Ben Harper, Tash Sultana, Tones & I and The Cat Empire to name a few.
In 2019 he was nominated for Best Live Act at the National Music Awards.