Queen Victoria's nose has been put back in joint after an artist rearranged it to protest against 'dull, colonial culture'. Mainland artist Pun Sing-lui attacked the statue in Victoria Park with a hammer last September before covering it in red paint. Metal contractors applied pressure from a split-hydraulic jack to restore the nose to its proper form at a cost of $150,000. The protest landed the 26-year-old artist in jail for 28 days, rendering him unable to personally accept his Philippe Charriol Foundation 'most promising artist' award for sculpture. He has now received the award of $60,000 to study in France. The foundation said he was judged solely on his portfolio. The nose was restored with acrylic resins mixed with colour pigments.