ASB MAGAZINE: Sydney based collective Wild Things has opened a new retail showroom in the Byron Industrial Estate. Since launching 5 years ago, Wild Things Gallery and distribution has grown from an unassuming warehouse space in Manly Vale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney to become an extremely diverse business. Wild Things is both a retail showroom for Gato Heroi longboards and other handpicked brands, as well as the base for the Australian distribution of Captain Fin and Octopus (accessories). The new location in Byron Bay industrial estate launches with a large range of Gato Heroi and Creme longboards, art from Ozzie Wright and Otis Carey, the full range of Captain Fin and Octopus, as well as a selection of other premium brands such as Birdwell, Bata and Resin.

The wholesale distribution will also be based from the Byron location. Byron Industrial Estate is a mecca for a diverse selection of surfboard makers and retailers such as McTavish, Vouch, Takyama, Channel Islands, Surfection, Sean Nettleton, McCoy, Morning of the Earth Surfboards and Wayne Lynch all within a close radius.

The Wild Things Gallery also serves as an occasional venue for live music featuring diverse bands playing over the years, including The Growlers, Allah Las, Skeggs, The Babe Rainbow, Goons of Doom, Mylee and the Milkshakes and The Ruminaters.

Wild Things is also an exhibition and co-working studio space for artists, photographers and designers. Mylee Grace Music Sabrina Sterk (artist), Dusty Road Upholstery and Ali Mandalis (Resin) all work from the Byron Space, with Sydney currently hosting Ben Brown (artist) Jase Ierace (photographer) Anamone Studios (ceramics) and Ash Holmes (artist).

Wild Things is located at 18b/259 Condamine St Manly Vale Sydney, and 1/93 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay.