The exhibition starts on Friday in the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle.
Luda says speaking to her 96-year-old father about his experiences first as a Soviet soldier fighting against the Germans, and later his plight in a German refugee camp, spurred her on.
She said he was in a small Russian tank, which was quickly destroyed, and eventually taken prisoner.
�He was sent to a prisoner of war camp but managed to escape which was very hard for him,� she said.
�He tried to get back to his village and that is where he met my mother�s family who took him in.
�It was the dreadfully cold Russian winter of 1943 and the Germans were evacuating and everyone just followed them.�
Luda, who was born in a refugee camp, remembers her parents speaking about how lucky they were to get on a boat to Australia.
�There was so much suffering then so what I am doing is attempting to portray the historical plight of all refugees in visual forms,� she said.
�My exhibition touches on the inhumanity of being a refugee, but we were lucky back then we were welcomed as refugees after World War II.
�Some refugees today are not so lucky.�
The show uses words and pictures as well as paint.