Blank Canvas: April 15th, 2020 – featuring George and John Cox

As your regular host Amanda Coulson (NAGB Executive Director) stays home and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic, we visit the “Blank Canvas” archives to bring back some great shows and pay tribute to those we have lost.

This show aired 3 years ago—in April 2017—with famed Bahamian civil engineer George Cox, who passed away one year later in March 2018. George Cox—the father of former NAGB Chief Curator and practising Bahamian visual artist, John Cox—was often the invisible hand behind major national building projects including the NIB building and the work on the Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera. Father and son share a passion and connect on the intellectual concepts that make their creative work possible, along with wider collaborations. Cox senior—who was instrumental in the Villa Doyle restoration and renovation into today’s NAGB—takes us on a trip down memory lane, recounting past colleagues, partners and others that constitute the wider Bahamian architecture industry.