Vanessa Hopes

Deputy Chair – Student Representative

A current Visual Arts/Media student at Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, Vanessa has over 15 years’ experience in the music industry as a singer/songwriter and producer.

In 2016 while studying at Cyril Jackson, Vanessa released her self-produced debut album ‘Free’ and has recently taken out the 2017 nationally ran competition ‘One Eye On The Stranger’ for her hit single ‘Home’.

She has previously worked with the likes of Archie Roach, Kav Temperley and is looking forward to working with Spiderbait’s Kram resulting from her recent WAM win.

Vanessa has a strong passion for the community, drawing on her past and role as a mother for inspiration. She is an active member of the local community, tutoring at-risk youth and acting as an ambassador for Drug Aware, among other roles.

As a student body representative, Vanessa is an advocate for her peers and the wider community. She brings enthusiasm, passion, leadership as well as the ability to tackle anything by thinking outside of the box.