This show has had a fascinating journey, born from a passion to tell their stories, the young dads at The North East Young Dads and Lads enlisted human geographer Dr Michael Richardson and creative practitioner Jonah York to help produce their story. Both artists have an incredibly close connection with these young men, working in various capacities for the charity for the last three years and have been inspired by the creative potential of these young men and their stories.
Father Unknown is an amalgamation of a selection of young dads who’ve been part of a long term artistic engagement project. These young dads permeate throughout the creative process of Father Unknown, featuring as writers, interviewers, creators and facilitators. This is more than a show, this is advocacy, youth work and a celebration of parenthood, family and adolescence, the highs, the lows and the undying love each young father has for their child.