An eclectic curation

ASSEMBLAGE Curated – Art, Design, Home is a colourful, eclectic, curious little shop that has popped up at 174 New Town Road, New Town.

Visitors are intrigued to explore the diverse range of interesting treasures in store and the colourful array of children’s things, before wandering through the gate to the ‘Potting Shed’ between the store and the café in the old post office.

Hobart entrepreneur Tanya La Paglia has worked tirelessly to bring her vision for the old New Town Post Office to fruition.

In 2015 she set up the café – now trading as the Dispatch Café – on the ground level.

Then in 2019 she opened the popular Assemblage Boutique Art Bed and Breakfast on the upper level, featuring light-filled, beautifully decorated rooms reminiscent of Parisian artists’ garrets.

Guests staying at Assemblage and café patrons can experience the creative Post Office community, enjoying the courtyard events and the opportunity to join an arts-based workshop.

Tanya has also recently created the ‘Not Junk’ store on the lower level, which opens out into the courtyard. The ‘Not Junk’ store is a wonderful, inviting resource hub of colourful materials that can be used to create imaginative art works.

“I used to take my children to the original ‘Not Junk’, so I am very excited to open the doors to my own ‘Not Junk’ to inspire artists of all ages,” Tanya said.

To get in touch, email tanya@assemblagebandb.com.au

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