Falmouth Art Gallery’s new Entrance Gallery exhibition celebrates the many links that exist between Falmouth, Cornwall and the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

The gallery has worked in collaboration with Theresa Roberts of the Art Jamaica Collection who has loaned historic and contemporary Jamaican artworks.

The most obvious connection between the two places is the town of Falmouth, which in Jamaica is situated in Cornwall, one of the island's three parishes. Less well documented is the painting trip to Jamaica embarked upon in 1923 by Falmouth's popular artist, Henry Scott Tuke.

Tuke spent many months in Jamaica producing a number of fine watercolours in his characteristic impressionist style. These paintings were mainly of familiar Tuke subjects, boats and boys, but he also painted some landscapes of Black River in Jamaica, where he was based.

Tuke’s paintings can be seen alongside a selection of Jamaican art produced from the time of Tuke's visit right through to the modern day. Among the artists featured are be Albert Huie, often referred to as the grandfather of Jamaican painting; Barrington Watson, Jamaica's most celebrated living artist; Edna Manley, Raymond Watson and Kai Watson. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by Theresa Roberts.

Jamaican Connections can be seen until August 3. Falmouth Art Gallery is open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and admission free.