Paintings by some of the top Pilbara artists depicting their ngurra will be on display as part of an exhibition in Claremont. The Our Painting About Ngurra exhibit will be held at the Goods Shed this week and will give Perth audiences the opportunity to see some of the top Pilbara artists’ depictions of country. Alongside paintings by nationally-renowned artists including Doreen Chapman and Gloria, Perth audiences will receive an introduction to some of the studio’s rising stars Lena Alone, Gladys Kuru Bidu and Beryl Ponce. The exhibition will also showcase haunting new landscapes by Lester Prize shortlisted artist Ilyampi Victor Burton. The official opening will take place at 6pm tomorrow evening with artists in attendance and will be followed by an artist and curator talk and exhibition tour on Saturday at 1pm. FORM senior curator Andrew Nicholls said the works expressed the Spinifex Hill Artists’ relationship to country through a contemporary lens. “While the collective includes some of the Pilbara region’s senior-most artists, the group is equally famed for their charming and sometimes humorous choice of subject matter, as well as their trademark contemporary pastel palette.” Nicholls said the Our Painting About Ngurra exhibit was the first time FORM had hosted a group exhibition by the Spinifex Hill Artists at The Goods Shed. “We are incredibly excited to share their new works with Perth audiences and celebrate their many achievements, which includes participation in some of the nation's most important exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal art,” he said. Artist Beryl Ponce said painting was an opportunity to sit with the people, make friends and be happy. “Painting is like telling stories. Painting about history, life, talking about myself and my parents and the past. What they taught me: bush tucker and bush medicines,” she said. “I want to make a story for the young ones — the story left behind.” The exhibition will run until December 12.